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The Long Road from Paris

Written by Kirby Williams — This is Kirby Williams’s second thriller featuring New Orleans jazz prodigy Urby Brown, an expat living in Paris even as the dark clouds of Naziism spread over Europe. Author Williams, an expat himself, effectively conveys his love of the city…
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High White Sun

In the sequel to The Far Empty, J Todd Scott returns to the Texas’s bleak Big Bend country. The very remoteness of this scorched landscape attracts an ill-assorted bunch of white supremacists intent on establishing a community there. Sheriff Chris Cherry knows violence will inevitably…
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High White Sun

Written by J Todd Scott — High White Sun is a solid follow-up to J Todd Scott’s 2016 debut hit, The Far Empty. Again set in the West Texas Big Bend country and with some of the same characters, in the new book Sheriff Chris Cherry…
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Weeping Waters

Written by Karin Brynard, translated by Maya Fowler and Isobel Dixon — South African crime fiction is going from strength to strength in both English and Afrikaans. Deon Meyer might dominate the landscape still with his pacey plots and thorough characterisation, but authors such as…
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Lightning Men

Thomas Mullen’s sequel to 2015’s Darktown sees Negro officers Boggs and Smith back on the beat in Atlanta’s black quarter, battling petty criminals even as they battle the racism and hatred of their colleagues. Local Klan members are doing their best to keep African Americans…
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Lightning Men

Written by Thoman Mullen — Given the current state of politics in the US and elsewhere, it’s no surprise that race features heavily in some of the recent big crime fiction releases. We loved Thomas Mullen’s  Darktown so much that it made not one but two…
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Bluebird, Bluebird

Written by Attica Locke — Trust Attica Locke to write something timely, urgent and true about troubled race relations in present-day America. As she has said in interviews, she wrote Bluebird, Bluebird before President Trump’s election, an event which has changed the book without her…
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Without Fear or Favor

Written by Robert K Tanenbaum — Among many other legal posts, Tanenbaum has been a prosecutor, an Assistant District Attorney, has taught law, and served two terms as mayor of Beverly Hills, California. This is the 29th book in the long-running series of legal thrillers…
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