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The Quiet People by Paul Cleave

The title of award-winning author Paul Cleave’s new crime thriller, The Quiet People, is both straightforward and ironic. On one hand, it refers to news coverage of heinous crimes, in which neighbours so often say, ‘Unbelievable! He was always so quiet.’ On the other, the…
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On the Radar: Are you feeling jealous?

It’s an important week for fans of the Norwegian author Jo Nesbo as we announce the release of something new from him – a collection of short stories. Like his early Harry Hole novels, these stories are set in some sunnier climes but the style…
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Worst case or best case?

On the Radar — Isn’t it funny? We hate bad news, but as crime fiction lovers sometimes the worst case scenario proves to be the best. That’s why we’re looking forward to Helen FitzGerald’s latest, purely on the basis of the title. We’re pretty sure…
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The Ngaio Marsh Award 2012 shortlist

A few days ago we brought you the shortlists for Australia’s Ned Kelly Awards. Well, New Zealand too has an prize for its crime authors – The Ngaio Marsh Award. Instead of naming it after a local criminal, this gong takes its moniker from Dame…
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