Book Club

Paper Ghosts

In this tension-filled followup to her 2015 hit, Black-Eyed Susans, Julia Heaberlin finds an appealing protagonist in Grace, whose older sister went missing a dozen years ago. Now 24, Grace’s prime suspect in the disappearance is photographer Carl Feldman. Feldman has Alzheimer’s disease and resides…
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Paper Ghosts

Written by Julia Heaberlin — Julia Heaberlin’s can’t-put-it-down follow-up to her bestselling Black-Eyed Susans is the ultimate amateur sleuth tale. Grace is 24, living Central Texas. Twelve years ago, her only sister Rachel disappeared and Grace is obsessed with finding out what happened to her….
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Exposure

Written by Aga Lesiewicz — Vast in size, with a huge population and grubby streets side-by-side with Georgian mansions, London is an ideal venue for all classes of criminals. Consequently, writers love to set their books there. The professional middle-classes appear frequently in psychological thrillers and…
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Features

Interview: Kat Clay

Australia’s Crime Factory has been on our radar for some time. Known for producing a quality fiction magazine, more recently the company’s series of indie novellas have really caught our attention. In the past we’ve reviewed both Freight by Ed Kurtz and Saint Homicide by Jake Hinkson,…
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News

Agatha Christie photo exhibition

Fans of the Golden Age, Poirot and Marple – note the date 26 August in your diary. No, they haven’t dug up a nearly finished early manuscript by the great Agatha Christie to publish anew, but they have found a treasure trove of photos of the…
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Last Winter We Parted

Written by Fuminori Nakamura, translated by Allison Markin Powell – The question of how art inspires and corrupts is something that drives the work of Japanese crime superstar Fuminori Nakamura, and the art is of the unconventional kind. In his first novel to be translated…
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