Femme Fatale

Written by Dominic Piper — The concept of les femmes fatales is older than crime fiction itself – female characters whose charms and influence propel male characters to act against their own interest. Well-known examples exist throughout crime fiction, however these women can be found…
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Fiddle City by Dan Kavanagh

When Julian Barnes’s pseudonymous PI novel Duffy was reissued earlier this year, the literary author found himself welcomed into the crime genre. Written under the name Dan Kavanagh, Duffy was a scandalously funny, violent and sordid debut from a writer who was clearly relishing a…
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