Deity by Matt Wesolowski

There are times when crime fiction reading can feel a little bit like Groundhog Day, with the same old tropes, characters and situations occurring again and again. Just when the palate feels a little jaded though, along comes an author who shatters the mould. Matt…
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Rabbit Hole by Jon Richter

Elaine Napier is 40-ish and has lost her job as a journalist. Those investigative skills – what to do with them? Well, she has set up a true crime podcast that looks into cold cases. Her first investigation is into the disappearance of Katrin Gunnarsdottir,…
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Interview: Matt Wesolowski

When Matt Wesolowski wrote his first novel, Six Stories, he had no idea the impact it would have. He’d written the novel as an experiment, and to his surprise it was picked up by Orenda Books and published in 2016. Since then his main character,…
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Barrister author to launch crime site

Crime writer and criminal barrister Olly Jarvis is about to add another string to his bow with the launch of a new website, thecrimehub.com. It is due to arrive on 9 September, and content will include a series of podcast stories recorded in Los Angeles…
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Written by Denise Mina — In her deftly plotted new crime thriller, Denise Mina effectively uses one of my favourite devices – the story-within-a-story – to draw you in. First-person narrator Anna McDonald lives in Glasgow with her older husband Hamish and two young daughters….
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