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A Journal of Sin

Written by Darryl Donaghue — After a major storm devastates the country, the village of Sunbury finds itself cut off by floodwater and fallen trees. There is no electricity, and no mobile phone masts have survived. As the villagers come out and try to pick up the…
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The Blood That Stains Your Hands

Written by Douglas Lindsay — DS Thomas Hutton returns in his third outing as the down at heel detective. He’s no longer trusted to undertake anything but menial duties such as finding out who graffiti-ed the public toilets. He’s out in the cold – until there’s a suicide. An old…
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The Abomination

Written by Jonathan Holt — In Venice, a woman’s body, clothed in the robes of a Catholic priest, washes up during one of the city’s regular bouts of flooding. She’s been shot in the head twice, and mysterious tattoos point to possible occult involvement. Detective-Colonel…
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Saint Homicide

Written by Jake Hinkson — Saint Homicide opens with the narrator of this tale, Daniel, in prison. He explains that he’s guilty of the crime he’s been convicted for and this gritty noir novella explains how he ended up inside. Daniel is an anti-abortionist, somewhere…
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Sun Storm / The Savage Altar

Written by Åsa Larsson — There’s more than one Larsson in Scandinavian crime fiction and Åsa Larsson’s publishers are keen to remind us of this. Originally published under the Swedish title Solstrom in 2003, this book appeared in English as Sun Storm in 2006 and…
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Grave Secrets in Goa

Written by Kathleen McCaul — I cannot resist a mystery novel with an exotic location, and Kathleen McCaul certainly has a good grasp of Indian culture and its tensions, having worked as a journalist in India and the Kashmir region. Even by Indian standards, however,…
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Lumen

Written by Ben Pastor — Lumen was first released in Italy back in 1999, and Ben Pastor is the nom de plume of the university academic better known to her students as Maria Verbena Volpi. This is the first novel in her Martin Bora series,…
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Hell on Church Street

Written by Jake Hinkson — Hell on Church Street is the first novel published this year by New Pulp Press – and is this author’s debut. Like every other book from this independent publisher, this is noir all the way. These guys walk on the…
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