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The Axeman’s Jazz

Based on the true story of a series of killings in post-WWI New Orleans, this book is a heady mix of soulful music, savage murder and the unique atmosphere of The Big Easy. In one sense it is a period police procedural, but as Detective…
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Angel of the Abyss

Set in contemporary Los Angeles, this is the tale of a failed screenwriter who becomes involved in the restoration of a 1926 movie which for a number of reasons has achieved cult status with film buffs. Graham Woodward is well aware that the star of the…
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New Talent November 2014 - a recap

Yes, it’s been a few days since the curtains fell on November and we slipped into the chilling darkness of December. Yet like a bone-white, cadaverous hand bursting from the frosty earth to grip at life after a premature interment, we must rise again and…
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NTN: Ed Kurtz interviewed

Today we talk to Ed Kurtz, whose novels The Forty-Two, Freight and Angel of the Abyss, represent some of the best indie crime fiction written this year. We’ve reviewed the latter two recently on the site and they both scored five stars. Kurtz’s stories combine…
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NTN: Ten to taste 2014

If you check our reviews backlist, you will see that we cover the giants of crime fiction, past and present. The names of Georges Simenon, Raymond Chandler, Agatha Christie and Arthur Conan Doyle rub shoulders with those of Lee Child, PD James, Val McDermid and…
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NTN: The Murder of Patience Brooke

Written by JC Briggs — Jean Briggs first came up with the idea for her Dickens and Jones series back in 2012, during the celebrations to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens. Dickens wrote numerous articles on the police during his…
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NTN: Angel of the Abyss

Written by Ed Kurtz — Last month we reviewed Freight, a novella by Ed Kurtz published by Australia’s Crime Factory team. Now he returns with his second full crime fiction novel, this time published by American indie house Dark Fuse. Graham Woodward is back in…
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NTN: The Axeman’s Jazz

Written by Ray Celestin — Thirty years after Jack the Ripper stalked London’s foggy streets, a jazz-loving serial killer terrorised New Orleans. Between May 1918 and October 1919, eight people were murdered by the shadowy killer, who attacked his victims with their own chopper. The…
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