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Ed's Dead

Calling a story so filled with delicious mayhem ‘light-hearted’ is deeply counterintuitive, yet Russel D McLean has managed the job, thanks to his blundering protagonist Jen Carter. Jen is a bookstore clerk in Glasgow, a little down on herself for a lack of ambition. But…
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Anglesey Blue, and more...

On the Radar — We’ll start off this week with the latest book to land on the shelf marked Welsh crime fiction. Release yesterday – St David’s Day, appropriately – Anglesey Blue from Bloodhound Books looks interesting. But don’t stop in North Wales, we’ve got crime…
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The most wanted crime books of 2017

The new year is upon us and our team is already chomping at the bit for the tidal wave of new releases 2017 will bring. Without doubt, there will be big releases for lovers of all the main crime fiction genres. Will 2017 be the year that action thrillers…
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The Brits are coming

On the Radar — We have an exclusively British line-up this week, with one of our featured authors being born in Scotland, and another in Wales, while the rest are English. With the honourable exception of Kaye Furnivall’s book set in Italy, all the other…
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A small shot of Reacher

On the Radar — Ping… ping… ping… Ah, our radar has detected a new short story by Lee Child, so Reacher fans will be rejoicing. But also in the depths of the crime fiction ocean this week we’ve picked up a Gone Girl-alike, something featuring…
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Interview: Russel D McLean

British PI fiction has undergone something of a renaissance of late, with a raft of new young writers taking on the classic American form and reworking it to reflect the social and economic landscape of the UK. Russel D McLean is definitely at the forefront…
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Father Confessor

Written by Russel D McLean — Dundee probably isn’t the first place which springs to mind when you think of hardboiled PI fiction but over the last few years Russel D McLean has made the city his own, first with the Sam Bryson stories, and…
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