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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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A Savage Hunger

Written by Claire McGowan — Claire McGowan’s Paula Maguire series has already garnered high praise. On the strength of my entry point into the series with this, the fourth novel, I can certainly see why that’s the case. Forensic psychologists have become almost a cliché in…
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Siren

Written by Annemarie Neary — Roisin Burns left her old life behind her 20 years ago when she left Belfast to live in New York. She changed everything about herself but as hard as she tried Roisin, could never quite eliminate her guilt about the past,…
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