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A focus on revenge

On the Radar — April showers bring May flowers, but the latest from the author of Black Eyed Susans has a cover featuring startling red autumn leaves… and a corpse, of course. It’s our lead book as we break into spring here on Crime Fiction Lover. We’ve…
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Reconciliation for the Dead

Claymore Straker, a young soldier in the Angolan Civil War, is on the run as a deserter when he intervenes to save a woman from a gang rape. With this impulsive, compelling act, he uncovers a larger game of Apartheid-era exploitation, greed and a biological…
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The Evolution of Fear

Written by Paul E Hardisty — Claymore Straker is in trouble. It’s October 1994 and there’s a price on his head. When we last saw him (in Hardisty’s debut The Abrupt Physics of Dying) he gave up an arm in Yemen in exchange for his partner…
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It all drops on 5 May

On the Radar — 5 May is a big date on the publishing calendar, with a range of big releases landing and plenty of smaller ones too. We’ve already reviewed Distress Signals by Catherine Ryan Howard, Little Sister by David Hewson and In Too Deep…
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The Woman in Blue, and more...

On the Radar — Here are this week’s new releases, starting with the latest from Elly Griffiths. We’ve also got one for fans of Ann Cleeves and the Shetland series, as well as some blackjack, poisoning and two or three doses of domestic noir… The…
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KindleReviews

The Abrupt Physics of Dying

Written by Paul E Hardisty — Anyone who has traveled through the Arab world or knows a little Arabic will know the phrase in’shallah – God willing. It’s a catch-all phrase covering anything from the weather to your chances of making it through the night…
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Small, but perfectly formed

On the Radar — This week we have our usual choice of full length novels, but also several novellas and a collection of short stories. The short story is reputedly one of the hardest forms of fiction to master, and the American science fiction writer…
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