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Interview: Kat Clay

Australia’s Crime Factory has been on our radar for some time. Known for producing a quality fiction magazine, more recently the company’s series of indie novellas have really caught our attention. In the past we’ve reviewed both Freight by Ed Kurtz and Saint Homicide by Jake Hinkson,…
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His Night Begins

Written by N Murali — Nothing hits the spot quite like a quick and brutal hardboiled novella, especially when it’s one that takes us on a journey to a new, dark and seedy city. Images of India we see in the West are dominated by…
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Summerchill

Written by Quentin Bates — What do you do if you’re a Scandibrit writer and you’re told that  Scandinavian crime stories always seem to take place in the winter months? Well, if you’re Quentin Bates, you decide to set your next book during the height of summer….
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Burn Cards

Written by Christopher Irvin – Burn cards are those dealt from the top of the deck and discarded – of no use to anyone. Casino towns like Reno are full of people who are a bit like this – seemingly on the lowest rung, but holding onto…
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Knuckleball

Written by Tom Pitts — After last year’s triumphant novel, Hustle, San Francisco native Tom Pitts returns with another hard hitting report from the city’s mean streets. Knuckleball is a novella published by American indie One Eye Press, which was already very much on my…
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The Mistake

Written by Grant Nicol — Number Thirteen Press has embarked on a project to publish 13 quality crime novellas and short novels. The contributions to this list are being published consecutively on the 13th of the month between November 2014 and November 2015. Following Michael Young’s Of Blondes…
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Berlin Burning

Written by Damien Seaman — At the end of last year, Blasted Heath published Seaman’s debut novel, The Killing of Emma Gross, which introduced his Weimar Republic detectives Trautmann and Roth in a fictionalised retelling of the true crime mystery of the Vampire of Dusseldorf….
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Death Sentences

Edited by Otto Penzler — While crime fiction may be the biggest seller by genre, the dedicated crime bookshop has become an endangered species. In his introduction to this excellent anthology, Ian Rankin recalls his US book tours of the late 80s, a time when many…
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