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Paul Burke: Top five books of 2022

Crime novels trump all else for me and we have had another great year of reading about the darker side of human nature. Looking back over the books I have reviewed in 2022 these are the ones that stick with me. They provided the purest…
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The Wanted

Robert Crais’ 17th Elvis Cole novel is just as fresh as the first, The Monkey’s Raincoat, which has now been in print for 30 years. LA-based PI Cole and his partner Joe Pike are in a race against both the police and some serious bad…
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The Wanted

Written by Robert Crais — The Wanted is the 17th novel in the best-selling series about Los Angeles private detective Elvis Cole and his strong-arm sidekick Joe Pike. It also marks the 30th anniversary of their debut in The Monkey’s Raincoat. That novel collected the…
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We want The Wanted

On the Radar — You know when you see something and all you can say is: “WANT!”? Well, that’s what it’s going to be like for many readers of detective fiction when they see The Wanted by Robert Crais. The title aptly suggests the reader’s…
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The Promise

Written by Robert Crais — Robert Crais’ Suspect was one of our top books of 2013, and I included it among my top five books of that year. The moving story of how Maggie, an LAPD working dog and her handler Scott James work together to rebuild…
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Nights get colder, crime gets cosier

On the Radar — Halloween is done and dusted and anyone involved in selling just about anything is now thinking Christmas. Including crime publishers. We start with a couple of harder edged offerings, but from then on it’s cosy all the way. The Promise by Robert Crais This…
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