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Roses never die

On the Radar — For lovers of Scandinavian crime fiction, we lead off with Gunnar Staalesen’s new book, which has quite a romantic title. We’ve also got a mystery involving crab catchers, the latest Elouise Norton book by Rachel Howzell Hall and some pretty dark…
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Skies of Ash

Written by Rachel Howzell Hall — LA Homicide detective Elouise Norton returns to our shelves a year after making her terrific debut in Land of Shadows. If you’ve read that book, then you’ll know Norton is confident and assertive, and very much the senior detective in her partnership…
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Big trouble in real China

On the Radar — Could Cath Staincliffe’s latest release be one of the hottest books this summer? It’s the story of how a young woman goes missing while teaching English in China and her parents go out there to find her. We’ve also got a…
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CIS: My classics by Rachel Howzell Hall

With the crime fiction genre now so well established and popular, today’s authors have plenty of places to turn for inspiration. Rachel Howzell Hall is the up-and-coming Los Angeles author behind Land of Shadows, an adroit police procedural of uncanny quality that had RoughJustice staggered…
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Land of Shadows

There’s certainly no shortage of fictional LA cops and PIs. Marlowe, Rawlins, Bosch and Cole, to name but four, have all trodden the mean streets. Elouise Norton is the new kid on the block in this taut procedural. Her new partner, Colin Taggart poses a…
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Land of Shadows

Written by Rachel Howzell Hall — Land of Shadows is the first in a new series featuring LAPD homicide detective Elouise Norton. She is married to a computer game programmer, Greg, whose work takes him out of the country a lot, giving him the opportunity…
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