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Pele's Domain

Written by Albert Tucher — Al Tucher has made something of a specialty of setting his crime stories in Hawaii, especially the Big Island, and his new novella puts the lore, multicultural mix, unique foods and island attitude front and centre once again. Kilauea, home…
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The Honorary Jersey Girl

Written by Albert Tucher — Al Tucher returns to the Big Island of Hawaii in this fast-paced adventure that shows how, underneath the tropical paradise veneer of mai-tais and surfing, are the same criminal proclivities you find everywhere. Criminal defense attorney Agnes Rodrigues has successfully…
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A Time to Scatter Stones

Written by Lawrence Block — Matt Scudder might just be one of the most under-appreciated private detectives in American crime fiction. The former cop has worked 17 cases in crime novels, dating back to the first in the series, The Sins of the Fathers in…
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Russian Roulette

Written by Sara Sheridan — When Sheridan’s first Mirabelle Bevan book, Brighton Belle, was published in 2012 I was quickly hooked by the story of an ex-Secret Service backroom girl, Mirabelle, who thinks her life is over after World War II. Like many women who are…
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Eight Million Ways to Die

Lawrence Block’s 1982 novel is rendered in a dark and dangerous style by John K Snyder III as he recreates the story in graphic novel form. Central to the piece is Block’s iconic private detective, Matt Scudder, who wrestles with his alcohol addiction while trying…
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Eight Million Ways to Die

Written by Lawrence Block, artwork by John K Snyder III — This hardback graphic novel version of Lawrence Block’s classic fifth Matt Scudder book is the perfect thing for crime fiction lovers to savour late in the evening, with your feet up and a glass…
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Normandy Gold

Written by Alison Gaylin and Megan Abbott, drawn by Steve Scott — If the #metoo movement and the unsavoury antics of America’s pussy-grabbing president have once again brought the patriarchal abuse of power into the spotlight, then Abbott and Gaylin’s graphic novel set in the…
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Carnivore

Jonathan Lyon’s debut will have you baffled. Who is this urchin of a main character, going by the name of Leander? Why is he so intent on manipulating his girlfriends, boyfriends, and anyone else who comes into his sphere of influence? But mainly: where has…
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