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A Gift for Dying

Written by MJ Arlidge — He’s best known for the popular DI Helen Grace series set in Southampton, and now MJ Arlidge is branching out in another direction with a standalone which crosses the Atlantic. We’re in Chicago, where a particularly nasty serial killer is…
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Changeling

Written by Matt Wesolowski — In 1988, on Christmas Eve, seven-year-old Alfie Marsden and his father Sorrel drive through Wentshire Forest Pass, a dense wood on the border between Wales and England. A knocking sound starts emanating from the engine, then they get a flat….
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Hydra

Matt Wesolowski returns with podcast host Scott King for a new season of Six Stories. This time King is grappling with a brutal family slaying. Teenager Arla Macleod bludgeoned her mother, sister and stepfather to death with a claw hammer. But why? She is locked…
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Hydra

Written by Matt Wesolowski — Six Stories is a fictional podcast that author Matt Wesolowski has invented as a unique means of storytelling. Transcribed in his books, each series of podcasts explores a past crime through six interviews. The host is Scott King and our only…
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CIS: Rim of the Pit revisited

Today, when lists of new crime and thriller books are saturated with stories involving ever-more numerous and gruesome deaths for their fictional characters, a look back at the kinds of mysteries that emphasise puzzles over gore can be more than a bit refreshing. A classic…
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A Game of Ghosts

Written by John Connolly – Charlie Parker is back. He is hired by the FBI’s Special Agent-in-Charge Edgar Ross to find the private investigator Jaycob Eklund. Ross is a slippery fish and neither man trusts each other. Eklund is in the wind but Ross is…
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Summoning the Dead

Written by Tony Black — Detective Inspector Bob Valentine of the Ayr police is a man with a special talent. The dead plead with him. Ever since he was stabbed in the heart and passed away himself, only to be resuscitated several minutes later, Valentine has possessed this…
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