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When the Music's Over

Written by Peter Robinson — Newly promoted Detective Superintendent Alan Banks is given a high profile case to lead here in the 23rd novel in Peter Robinson’s impressive series. Former TV personality Danny Caxton is being investigated for the rape of a teenager in 1967 in…
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The Crow Girl

Written by a pair of Swedes using the pseudonym Erik Axl Sund, The Crow Girl is the next big thing in Scandinavian crime fiction. Vast, dark, atmospheric and tackling all manner of big themes, it actually collects together three separately published novels in one fabulous…
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Angel

Written by Anita Waller — A good measure of how much a book affects you is how much of it stays with you months, or years, later. Anita Waller’s debut Beautiful, which I reviewed here for New Talent November last year, is full of the…
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Sunset City

Written by Melissa Ginsburg — In poet Melissa Ginsburg’s debut crime novel, her home town of Houston becomes as much a character as the protagonist, Charlotte Ford, a young woman in her early 20s. Houston’s suffocating heat and dark corners, its breakneck freeways, its seedy…
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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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The Crow Girl

Written by Erik Axl Sund, translated by Neil Smith — It’s been a decade since the posthumous publication of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, which kicked off a global fascination in all things Nordic noir. Ever since, the holy grail for readers and publishers alike has been…
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Rain Dogs

Written by Adrian McKinty — Let’s start with the title. Like the rest of the books in the Sean Duffy series, it’s taken from a Tom Waits song. I’m not sure there’s a Tom Waits vibe to the books, but the author likes it like that…
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The Guilty

Written by David Baldacci — At the beginning of The Guilty, David Baldacci has included a note explaining that in this novel he wants to do something different with his CIA assassin Will Robie. So in the sharp shooter’s fourth outing, instead of becoming deeply embedded…
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