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Wychwood

Written by George Mann — Wychwood is the first in a new series of mysteries by an author who in the past has created a number of alternative realities – Sherlock Holmes in a steampunk universe, Queen Victoria kept unnaturally alive well into the 20th century,…
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The Owl Always Hunts at Night

Written by Samuel Bjork, translated by Charlotte Barslund — Bjork is yet another name to add to the pantheon of Nordic Noir authors. This is his second solidly written police procedural featuring Oslo detectives Holger Munch and Mia Krüger, following on from I’m Travelling Alone. Here,…
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The Legacy of the Bones

Written by Dolores Redondo, translated by Nick Caistor and Lorenza Garcia — Just how many secrets is it possible to have in one family? Well, if it’s Spanish author Dolores Redondo’s Baztan Trilogy, it appears the answer is very many indeed. After the disturbing revelations about…
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The Devil's Daughters

Written by Diana Bretherick — Formerly a criminal barrister, Diana Bretherick now lectures in criminology at the University of Portsmouth. In 2012, she won the Good Housekeeping New Novel Competition with her debut, City of Devils, which was subsequently published by Orion in 2013, and was…
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Compulsion

Written by Bruce W Perry — Karl Standt has a back story. The former New York cop, now a private investigator, is still regaining his health after broken bones and a drug addiction were the price he paid for tracking down a missing heiress. All…
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Steps to Heaven

Written by Wendy Cartmel — A soldier sharpens his knife on a whetstone. He says a silent prayer to his God. And then he commits an act of appalling savagery. But this is not Afghanistan, or Iraq. It is the garrison town of Aldershot. Sergeant…
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