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John Connolly is the Maine man

On the Radar — He might be an Irishman, but John Connolly’s Charlie Parker series is set in the wooded North East state of Maine, and it’s had readers entwined ever since the first book, Every Dead Thing, back in 1999. The author’s latest starts…
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A tribute to Philip Kerr

Crime fiction lovers were stunned and saddened to learn yesterday of the death of Philip Kerr, one of the UK’s leading authors of historical crime fiction. Born in Scotland and a graduate of the University of Birmingham, Kerr was a copywriter with the advertising agency…
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RoughJustice: Top five books of 2017

2017 has been another great year for crime fiction. Domestic noir has taken something of a back seat at last, and while no particular sub-genre has dominated, the year has seen formidable efforts from some of crime fiction biggest hitters. While they didn’t quite make…
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Prussian Blue

Written by Philip Kerr – If you’ve tried your hand at art, you might know that Prussian Blue is a dark pigment used in paints. You are probably less likely to know it is also the medical antidote to poisoning from certain heavy metals, including thallium….
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Have faith, get Faithless

On the Radar — Every Thursday, without fail, our team brings you new crime books to consider and this week we’ve got a fine set for you. Our first stop is Oslo, for a new detective story called Faithless featuring Frank Frølich. We’ve also got…
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CIS: My crime classics by Abir Mukherjee

Abir Mukherjee was in the numbers game – an accountant, to be specific. But he’d always wanted to write crime novels and decided to start working on one. When The Daily Telegraph and publishing house Harvill Secker teamed up to run a crime writing competition, Abir…
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The Other Side of Silence

Written by Philip Kerr — Ex-cop Bernie Gunther feels life has come full circle. In his younger days, between spells with Berlin’s Kriminalpolizei, he was the house detective for the city’s celebrated Adlon Hotel. Then came World War II and Gunther’s nimble foxtrot around Nazi Germany…
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