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All Things Cease to Appear

Written by Elizabeth Brundage, this book watches a drama unfold over many years. Part rural noir, part Gothic horror, with just a powdering of the supernatural to it, this book is difficult to categorise, but it starts with a murder in the small town of…
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All Things Cease to Appear

Written by Elizabeth Brundage — While All Things Cease to Appear does have a suspicious death and violence in it, this book is far, far removed from your conventional crime novel. Sure, it tightens the psychological screws as you read, but the suspense has more…
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Love You to a Pulp

Brownsville is in the state of Somewhere, USA. It’s home to the cynical, solvent sniffing detective Neil Chambers. When Jenkins, the local pharmacist, turns to Chambers for help after being beaten up by his daughter’s boyfriend, our downbeat hero agrees to look for Hoon and…
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Love You to a Pulp

Written by CS DeWildt — One of the things which makes book reviewing such a rewarding thing to do is the opportunity to discover great new writers and pass on their work to others. Sometimes a book comes along, from an author you’ve never read…
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The Good Life

Written by Frank Wheeler Jr — Earl Haack Jr’s father was a county sheriff in rural Nebraska for 30 years. He was feared and respected equally for the way he did his job. The justice might have come from his fists rather than the courthouse…
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Wake in Fright

Written by Kenneth Cook — Rural noir is big at the moment, if the interest in US writers like Donald Ray Pollock, Cormac McCarthy and Daniel Woodrell, is anything to go by. But while it is not be as well known, Kenneth Cook’s 1961 novel…
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