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The Aosawa Murders

Written by Riku Onda, translated by Alison Watts — At the heart of The Aosawa Murders is a puzzle – who could have poisoned 17 people at a gathering at a house belonging to the Aosawa family, and who could have had a motive to…
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Juliet & Romeo

Written by David Hewson — Violent gangs roaming city streets looking for trouble. Murder. Illicit love. Poison. Suicide. And what amounts to the sale of a human being. It’s hard to argue that Shakespeare wasn’t a crime writer, and these elements come to the fore…
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An English Murder

Written by Cyril Hare — Faber and Faber’s new reissue of Cyril Hare’s 1951 novel An English Murder could not be more timely as division and extremism make for fraught politics. Trump and his white supremacists versus the deep blue Democrats, Brexiters and Corbynistas, and…
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CIS: Frequent Hearses

Written by Edmund Crispin — Between 1944 and 1977, Robert Bruce Montgomery wrote a string of novels under the name Edmund Crispin. Today he is considered to be one of the underappreciated masters of the Golden Age of crime fiction. His novels featuring eccentric Oxford professor…
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The Poison Artist

Jonathan Moore appreciates the love affair that bloomed in the Golden Age between mystery authors and the dazzling variety of concoctions killers used to despatch their victims. In this remarkable debut novel we meet a San Francisco toxicologist, Dr Caleb Maddox. He has a row…
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The Poison Artist

Written by Jonathan Moore — Poison was once a popular feature in crime fiction of the Golden Age, particularly in the works of Agatha Christie. Jonathan Moore has revived that tradition with ingenuity in his debut novel. The Poison Artist arrives with a blurb from Stephen…
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Fear the Darkness

Written by Becky Masterman — It’s a dangerous thing, retiring from the FBI, especially when you spent most of your time there working deep under cover. In a nutshell, that’s the history of Brigid Quinn, a character who first appeared in Masterman’s acclaimed debut novel Rage Against…
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