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Interview: Peter Swanson

Former bookseller Peter Swanson is a crime writer who is mighty hard to tie down. He’s a master of the standalone – and the only thing that his seven novels so far have in common is that they all manage to confound and wrong-foot the…
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Rules for Perfect Murders

In this entertaining novel, Peter Swanson has concocted the perfect plot for lovers of classic mysteries. Malcolm Kershaw, the widowed part-owner of Boston’s Old Devils Bookstore wrote a blog post some years ago that described what he considered the best depictions of the perfect murder….
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Rules for Perfect Murders

Written by Peter Swanson — Anthony Horowitz calls this entertaining new puzzle mystery by Peter Swanson ‘fiendish good fun’, and that really hits the nail on the head. It pulls together some of the best plots from past crime novels and combines them in a…
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Classic novels inspiring perfect murders

On the Radar — With a murderer who’s basing his crimes on those found in some of the classics of our favourite genre, how could we not lead off with Peter Swanson’s latest novel – Rules for Perfect Murders? The author always brings interesting concepts…
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All the Beautiful Lies

Written by Peter Swanson — Selling old books in a beautiful setting sounds like a dream occupation, doesn’t it? But Bill Ackerson is dead, fallen from the clifftop in Kennewick Village in Maine. Prior to his sudden demise, Bill searched the country for rare books…
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Double, double, toil and trouble...

On the Radar — This week, a very different take on Shakespeare’s Scottish play leads our new releases list. Jo Nesbo’s version of Macbeth was on our Most Wanted list at the beginning of the year, alongside debutante Vicky Newham’s Turn a Blind Eye which…
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A flying start

On the Radar — 2017 is off to a flying start, and January could see some of the year’s biggest crime releases, with the 26th a big day on the publishing calendar. This week we lead off with Perfect Remains, a debut from Helen Fields,…
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