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Ghost Country by Chris Petit

Chris Petit is a fascinating writer. His political novels are always personal stories but with a wider focus. Whether they’re the historical he’s known for or spy thrillers like Ghost Country, his books touch on the state of the nation. Sounds intense, even demanding, and…
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Bad Blood

Written by Brian McGilloway — There is an impressive sweep to this novel that raises the deeply divisive social issues of racism and homophobia while throwing in a dash of Brexit to spice the mix. If that wasn’t enough it does all this against the…
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The Birdwatcher

Written by William Shaw — The first lines of this contemporary police procedural set up the defining characteristics of the protagonist: “There were two reasons why William South did not want to be on the murder team. “The first was that it was October. The migrating…
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Rain Dogs

Adrian McKinty has been playing with the history of Northern Ireland, and the rest of the UK, throughout the Sean Duffy series. From the hunger strikes in the Maze in 1981 through to the Brighton bombing… and now the depraved activities of Jimmy Savile drift…
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