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Briggs Land - State of Grace

Written by Brian Wood, artwork by Mack Chater — We don’t often review graphic novels here on Crime Fiction Lover. Too many of them involve super powers and elements that take the plot well beyond the realm of our genre. But it’s something we’d like to…
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The Heavenly Table

Written by Donald Ray Pollock — In the early 20th century, the three Jewett brothers are under the thumb of their crazily religious, impoverished failure of a father. He’s working them practically to death in the swampy field they’re clearing near the Georgia-Alabama border. The…
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The Far Empty

If it was down to cover alone, J Todd Scott’s effort might just end up as book of the year. But it’s what’s inside that really matters and The Far Empty is set in the outlaw country just inside Texas on the Mexican border. The…
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The Far Empty

Written by J Todd Scott — It’s hard to believe this well-crafted crime thriller is a debut novel. The author’s experience as a DEA agent lends authority to his prose, and his meticulous rendering of the Big Bend country south and east of El Paso,…
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La Frontera

Written by Sam Hawken — Sam Hawken’s The Dead Women of Juarez and Tequila Sunset set the ball rolling for this popular author who takes a look at the perils of life on both sides of the border between Mexico and Texas. We last reviewed Missing in 2014, but…
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NTN: The Dark Inside

Written by Rod Reynolds — The debut novel from Rod Reynolds arrives with a curious comparison: ‘for fans of True Detective’ has been added on the cover. You can understand the marketing motivation, but this book doesn’t really resemble the modern-era crime drama tinged with cosmic…
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Bull Mountain

Brian Panowich’s debut Bull Mountain begins in 1949, and we are in pure redneck territory – rural Georgia. A murderous feud between two brothers has lasting repercussions and by 2015 matters are hardly any better in the Burroughs family. This is a family drama set inside…
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The Forsaken

Written by Ace Atkins — This crime thriller series featuring Sheriff Quinn Colson of Jericho, Mississippi has been widely praised for raising the standard in Southern crime novels. It’s a puzzling characterisation. Perhaps it’s inevitable, as cultural homogenization and Wal-Mart have taken over this country, but the people…
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