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The Murder of Harriet Monckton

Written by Elizabeth Haynes — Seeds for this compelling historical crime mystery by Elizabeth Haynes were planted when the author stumbled across documents in the National Archives in Kew relating to an obscure mid-1840s murder. These documents include an 1843 inquest report and, some three…
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The Man Who Died

The Man Who Died brings an uncharacteristically humorous but beguiling departure for Finnish writer Antti Tuomainen, as he once again makes our Recommended page. What would you do if you discovered that you only had a few more weeks to live, that your wife was…
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The Man Who Died

Written by Antti Tuomainen, translated by David Hackston — If you think you already know what to expect from an Antti Tuomainen crime novel, prepare to be surprised. We certainly thought we did, having reviewed him several times on our site. There’s his philosophical dystopia…
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The Albino's Treasure

Written by Stuart Douglas — The year is 1896 and Holmes and Watson are again sharing rooms at Baker Street. The pair are woken up in the night by Inspector Lestrade. A portrait of Lord Salisbury in the National Gallery has been vandalised and the culprit,…
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CIS: A Pocket Full of Rye

Written by Agatha Christie — Last year, we began Classics in September and it’s fair to say we included plenty of hardboiled and noir material from the 1940s and 50s. Chandler, Jim Thompson, Ross Macdonald and James M Cain all featured alongside the Top Five…
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Derby Day

Written by DJ Taylor — David Taylor is the Norwich-based author of several award-winning autobographies, as well as two quirky and highly original crime novels featuring a down-at-heel chancer called James Ross. At The Chime Of A City Clock and Secondhand Daylight are both set…
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