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The Part-Time Job by PD James

Many readers are familiar with legendary crime author PD James through her novels about Detective Chief Inspector Adam Dalgliesh or her private detective Cordelia Gray. However, she was a skilled writer of short stories as well and on 14 July Faber & Faber is celebrating…
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Broken

Known for his epic-length novels about crime down on the US-Mexico border, Don Winslow challenged himself to write some shorter format material and Broken, featuring six short stories, is an out-and-out winner. The title is a clue to the theme – it’s a book about…
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Heartbreaks and Half-truths

Edited by Judy Penz Sheluk — A memorable collection! If you like short crime fiction with the impact of a shiv’s thrust or the attention-grab of a loaded .38, this collection is right up your dark alley. Yes, there’s heartbreak, and those half-truths will get…
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England's Finest

The exploits of extraordinary elderly eccentrics DCIs Arthur Bryant and John May of the Peculiar Crimes Unit in London are misremembered with much black humour in Bryant’s memoirs of 12 lost cases in this anthology of short stories by Christopher Fowler. Bryant has a mandate…
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England’s Finest

Written by Christopher Fowler — ­It often feels like you have hit the jackpot when you fall in love with books featuring terrific fictional characters and discover that there are plenty more to read that have already been published. There are 16 novels in the…
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Gumshoe Blues

Written by Paul D Brazill — Anyone already familiar with Brazill’s writing, or who has had a look at the many reviews of his work on our site, should be aware that he is not an everyday crime writer. He writes short fiction exclusively, ranging…
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