The Other Mother by JA Baker

Three women who share one secret create myriad possibilities in this thriller from North East-based author JA Baker, published by independent favourite Bloodhound Books. Lissy lives with her teenage daughter Rosie in a small, remote village in Yorkshire. Their home is comfortable and Lissy spends…
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Book Club

Harbour Street

This novel featuring Ann Cleeves’ character DI Vera Stanhope was the most popular one featured on our site during 2014 and finds its deserving place on our Recommended list. Things get underway with a stoppage – that of a Newcastle metro train which can’t make its…
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Deadly Deceit

Written by Mari Hannah — It’s a strange law of nature in publishing, but the third novel is very often the breakout novel for a new crime fiction author. Deadly Deceit is no exception. Good though the previous two books in the Kate Daniels series were,…
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Interview: Mari Hannah

Mari Hannah’s debut novel The Murder Wall marks the arrival of a tough, new talent on the crime scene. Comparisons with Lynda La Plante and Val McDermid are entirely justified, and fans of tightly plotted, complex, police procedurals can prepare themselves for a gripping read….
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