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A classic revisited: Cold Caller

Jason Starr’s 1997 debut is an acerbic story of white collar crime and a quarter-life crisis that brings new meaning to the term ‘dead-end job’. First picked up by the UK’s No Exit Press, the book’s publication marked the author as an exciting new voice…
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Finders Keepers

Written by Stephen King — One year on from Mr Mercedes, Stephen King’s highly successful foray into crime fiction, he’s back with a follow-up. Finders Keepers is also a mystery novel, though it’s more of a companion story than a direct sequel. Intriguingly, though, a third…
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Mr Mercedes by Stephen King

Suspense has always been Stephen King’s stock-in-trade, but he’s increasingly turning to crime too. The much-admired Joyland was published last year in the Hard Case Crime series, and his latest book more than lives up to the publisher’s description of a riveting mystery thriller. This…
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The Bones Beneath

Written by Mark Billingham — In Tom Thorne’s last outing, The Dying Hours, having been busted down to uniform for one too many indiscretions, our hero ends up hospitalised with a bullet wound. His boss says, “I’ve got good news and bad news….” Not far…
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Dead Set

Written by Will Carver — Eames is a psychopath. Following events in Carver’s debut novel, Girl 4, he languishes in a hospital for the criminally insane to the west of London. His nemesis is Detective Inspector January David, but David has little to be cheerful…
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Hill Country

Written by R Thomas Brown — Small town life can be murder. If you need any proof, look no further than the plot of Hill Country, a novella by up and coming crime writer R Thomas Brown. Gabe Hill is a bit of a deadbeat…
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