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Carnivore

Written by Jonathan Lyon — A detective with a drinking problem and a failed marriage. A hitman who finds a conscience. The psychologically damaged character who may or may not have done something really, really bad. The serial killer with a horrible ritual. Genre fiction…
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The Place of Refuge

Written by Albert Tucher — Albert Tucher has made a name for himself writing about prostitute Diana Andrews. It’s quite phenomenal, really. There are 70 short stories and a novel. He sets his work in Hawaii, and while this 160-page novella doesn’t feature Diana, there…
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Uncoiled Lies

Written by Liz Mistry — Bradford, 5 November 1998 and Sadia Hussain is at a bonfire night celebration with her best friend, Jessica, which goes horribly wrong. Jessica’s mother, Millie Green, burns to death, witnessed by Jessica’s half brother, Shahid and Sadia’s policeman father. Fast…
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The Heavenly Table

Written by Donald Ray Pollock — In the early 20th century, the three Jewett brothers are under the thumb of their crazily religious, impoverished failure of a father. He’s working them practically to death in the swampy field they’re clearing near the Georgia-Alabama border. The…
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Ping-Pong Heart

Written by Martin Limon — The author returns to his long-running series set in South Korea in the aftermath of the Korean War. The series is now reached the early 1970s, nearly two decades on from the end of the war. He provides us with another clever…
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Behind Closed Doors

Elizabeth Haynes is back with a psychological thriller. Fifteen-year-old Scarlett Rainsford disappears while on a family holiday in Rhodes, then re-appears 10 years later in her hometown, a broken young woman working in a local brothel. DCI Louisa Smith has to find out what happened, trawling…
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