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A Grave Concern

It’s 14th century Cambridge, as evoked by Susanna Gregory, and there’s been a series of strange killings that the locals believe are down to the devil himself. Up on the roof of St Mary the Great, the chancellor of the university has been seen fighting…
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A Grave Concern

Written by Susanna Gregory — Also known for her 17th century mysteries featuring gentleman spy, Thomas Chalenor, Susanna Gregory also writes about the 14th century investigator, Matthew Bartholomew. A Grave Concern is his 22nd outing – the series began way back in 1996 with A Plague on Both…
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The first crime novels of 2015

On the Radar — Happy New Year and welcome to our very first On the Radar report of 2015. These new releases might be the first of the year, but they could also be some of the best. Eva Dolan follows up her smash hit…
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In the crosshairs of a killer

On the Radar — We start off this week with the latest Maeve Kerrigan novel, which sees the police in the firing line as a serial killer turns his attention the law. We have new 14th century crime fiction from Susanna Gregory, an interesting book…
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Death is death, is death...

On the Radar — Death is death, is death, is death. It can happen in Restoration England, the frozen tundra of northern Sweden, a humid tar-paper shack in North Carolina, or on one of the Royal Navy’s finest ships. Someone dies and, thank goodness, the…
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Spriteby: Top five books of 2013

2013 has been quite a year for catching up with the latest exploits of several old favourites, and making the acquaintance of one or two new detectives and authors who have entered the crime fiction genre over the last 12 months. My crime fiction year…
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New books in Santa's crime stocking

On the Radar – We’re feeling decidedly festive here at CFL. Santa Claus has left us a rather fine selection of crime fiction in our stocking this year. Our final new books report of 2012 gives you a sneaky peak at some of the books…
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Spriteby: Top five books of 2012

As a fan of Nordic Noir and historical crime fiction, this year has been a pretty good one for me. The only problem, I’ve found, has been finding the time to read all of the great books that have come my way over the past…
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