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Playwright Charles Demers has created a crime novel in which the protagonist – cognitive behavioural therapist Annick Boudreau – faces not only physical danger from the Vancouver underworld, but the ethical quandaries involved in protecting her patient afflicted with obsessive, violent thoughts. Confident the man…
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Interview: Fran Dorricott

The clamour for diversity in fiction has never been greater, and Fran Dorricott’s debut, After the Eclipse, promises a welcome and sympathetic portrayal of queer characters embedded in a crime story set in small town Derbyshire. The novel, which examines the abduction of two young…
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The Flower Girls

Written by Alice Clark-Platts — With children who kill as its main focus, The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts has ‘controversy’ written all over it. Some will find it a difficult book to read. There are parallels to real-life cases such as the two youngsters…
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Three Days and a Life

Written by Pierre Lemaitre, translated by Frank Wynne — You might remember Pierre Lemaitre as the author of the heart-pounding, unpredictable and rather graphic trilogy of crime novels Alex, Irene and Camille, winning the CWA International Dagger Award for two of them. Here at Crime Fiction…
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Fire Damage

Written by Kate Medina — Back in 2015, when Kate Medina was known as KT Medina and had just released her debut novel White Crocodile. We had already tagged her as one of the Six women to watch for in 2016. Sure enough, she doesn’t disappoint with…
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The Preacher

Written by Sander Jakobsen — The idea of the wicked preacher man is a powerful one in crime fiction and beyond – just think of Robert Mitchum in Night of the Hunter. However, The Preacher is not about a Bible-thumping baddie. Thorkild Christensen, the unassuming…
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