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Shell Game

Written by Sara Paretsky — The shell game goes back centuries. It’s that tricksy little number so beloved of magicians and roadside shysters, whereby a person is duped into betting on which cup/walnut shell/bottle top hides an item. There’s even an Hieronymus Bosch painting, entitled…
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Fallout

Written by Sara Paretsky — Some crime series stretch themselves too thinly, eventually petering out, plots so transparent you can see the joins a mile away. That’s not the case here. In Fallout, Sara Paretsky and VI Warshawsky have reached book 18 and there’s no sign that the…
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Road trip! The best of American Noir

Few people know quite as much about crime fiction as the British author and journalist Barry Forshaw. He’s read more books, interviewed more writers, and written more articles on the topic than just about anyone we know. Futhermore, he’s been working on a series of…
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Harrogate memories 2015

The 2015 Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival has concluded in Harrogate, and as is the tradition here on Crime Fiction Lover, we’ve invited a guest correspondent to file a report from this very special event. Over the previous three years, we’ve had missives from Stav Sherez,…
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Victoria Iphigenia... sounds good

On the Radar — Chicago investigator VI Warshawski has the two most beautiful and mellifluous forenames in the history of crime fiction but as her countless fans know she is tough as teak. She returns this week in Brush Back. We also offer a detective who…
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Critical Mass

Written by Sara Paretsky — As all die-hard crime fiction fans know, some of the world’s best-selling authors aren’t happy unless they churn out book after book in a series featuring a recurring central character. After a while, some of those characters begin to feel…
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