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Age of Vice by Deepti Kapoor

Epic is the only word for this ambitious literary thriller. As a gangster novel much of its appeal comes from its exotic location – New Delhi. Let’s face it, India is an underexplored territory for contemporary crime stories and this fact alone has generated a…
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Meadowlark by Greg Ruth and Ethan Hawke

Ethan Hawke has over 50 films to his name and he’s written three adult novels, all bestsellers. Meadowlark is his second graphic novel in collaboration with illustrator and writer, Greg Ruth, following Indeh in 2016, and it’s rather good. Aimed at older teens, this coming-of-age…
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Murder House: Part Two

Written by James Patterson and David Ellis — Four weeks, five parts, one gripping story is how James Patterson’s latest standalone novel is being sold. It’s a bold move to release a serial as an eBook and audiobook (featuring bonus audio content), though it’s not been…
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The Investigation

Korean crime fiction is something of a rarity, so this translation by Chi-Young Kim is a find. It is 1944, and a mixture of criminals, anti-war activists and Korean partisans are being held in Fukuoka Prison, a Japanese POW camp. The guards have a particularly…
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Dear Daughter

Written by Elizabeth Little — Dear Daughter is one of those debut crime novels that arrives with the sort of buzz that guarantees it will get noticed in a busy period for major new titles. The blurbs from genre giants Kate Atkinson and Tana French…
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Lock-Down Blues

Written by Ray Wilcox — For the most part, the lives these criminals lead are unconnected. There is Raymond Butterworth, a successful printer, whose gruesome crimes are separated by decades. Then we have ‘Diamond’ Perry, the black street hoodlum who makes the mistake of taking…
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The Investigation

Korean crime fiction is something of a rarity, so this translation by Chi-Young Kim is a find. It is 1944, and a mixture of criminals, anti-war activists and Korean partisans are being held in Fukuoka Prison, a Japanese POW camp. The guards have a particularly…
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