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The Far Empty

If it was down to cover alone, J Todd Scott’s effort might just end up as book of the year. But it’s what’s inside that really matters and The Far Empty is set in the outlaw country just inside Texas on the Mexican border. The…
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The Far Empty

Written by J Todd Scott — It’s hard to believe this well-crafted crime thriller is a debut novel. The author’s experience as a DEA agent lends authority to his prose, and his meticulous rendering of the Big Bend country south and east of El Paso,…
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Six Four

Written by Hideo Yokoyama, translated by Jonathan Lloyd-Davies — The main attraction of a police procedural is the opportunity for readers to watch the characters develop over a series of short, complex novels – Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct novels, for example, or Sjöwall and Wahlöö’s Martin Beck…
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If I Run

Written by Terri Blackstock — In a house in Shreveport, Louisiana, a journalist lies dead. He has bled out from savage stab wounds, inflicted by someone who knew exactly where to plunge the knife. A young woman flees the scene. Her bloody footprints surround Brent Pace’s…
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NTN: Four Days

Written by Iain Ryan — Brisbane, Queensland in the 1980s. If this Australian sunshine state isn’t the most corrupt place in the Southern Hemisphere, then the Pope isn’t a Catholic, and the only thing bears do in the woods is have picnics. That’s how this…
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A Slow Death

Written by James Craig — It’s one of the great movie lines of all time, so there’s no shame in Kriminalinspektor Max Drescher adapting the immortal words of Lt Colonel Kilgore from Apocalypse Now. ” I love the smell of tear gas in the morning,”…
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