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Interview: Belinda Bauer

Five novels into her crime career, Belinda Bauer has become a favourite among critics and readers alike. Her 2010 debut, Blacklands won the CWA Gold Dagger in 2010. Rubbernecker, which features an anatomy student who stumbles across a crime amidst the cadavers, was recently longlisted…
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The Facts of Life and Death

Ruby Trick is an over-weight 10 year-old at a Devon primary school. Her workshy father sits at home dreaming of being a cowboy. When a serial killer strikes the flood-threatened village, John Trick acts out his fantasy by trying to form a posse to hunt…
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The Facts of Life and Death

Written by Belinda Bauer — As its title suggests, Belinda Bauer’s latest book tackles some big themes amidst its grim plot about a serial killer in the West Country. The Facts of Life and Death is a coming-of-age story, an exploration of a troubled family…
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Rubbernecker

Patrick Fort is an anatomy student with Asperger’s Syndrome who stumbles across a crime among the cadavers in his class in Cardiff. He has a death fixation and at first you wonder if he’s got criminal tendencies. We have cadavers and severed heads, a teenage…
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Andre: Top five books of 2013

Setting is hugely important to a crime story and my favourite novels took in Oslo, Cardiff, Istanbul, Baghdad, Edinburgh and Devon. Yet it’s an entirely Anglo-centric list of authors; where is the Scandinavian, French and Italian crime-writing contingent? I’ve always been a fan of translated…
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CWA 2013 Dagger Winners Revealed

Debut authors Derek B Miller and Roger Hobbs have tonight picked up coveted CWA Dagger awards at the ITV Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. The CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year went to Dead Lions by…
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Rubbernecker

Written by Belinda Bauer — Having won the CWA Gold Dagger for her audacious 2010 debut Blacklands, about a 12-year-old boy who corresponds with a jailed child killer, Belinda Bauer promised to be one of those writers capable of leading the reader into some unsettling…
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