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Vicki Weisfeld: Top five books of 2015

So far this year, I’ve reviewed 22 books for Crime Fiction Lover, just under half of them in their audio versions. The richness and diversity of the crime and thriller genre means that while this category dominates my reading overall, it never grows stale, for…
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RoughJustice: Top five books of 2015

Ah, Christmas. The streets are full of drunken Santas, more than one domestic murder can be put down to a fight over who had the last mince pie, and elf muggings reach record numbers. One Christmas tradition is worth keeping though, and that is Crime…
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Recommended

The Cartel

Sometimes truth is stranger – or in this case, more ghastly – than fiction, and Don Winslow doesn’t attempt to improve on the unbelievable everyday brutality and mind-numbing violence of Mexico’s drug business. The Cartel is the sequel to The Power of the Dog, and…
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AudiobookReviews

The Cartel

Written by Don Winslow, read by Ray Porter — Is there anyone who still thinks a little illegal drug use is a victimless crime? Who thinks the American “war on drugs” is actually accomplishing anything other than creating vast, lucrative criminal enterprises? Don Winslow’s much-publicised…
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The Cartel

Written by Don Winslow — The Power of the Dog, Don Winslow’s first depiction of America’s war on drugs, changed perceptions of its author when it was published in 2005. Winslow was already an established writer stateside and a winner of the Edgar Award, but…
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Interview: Don Winslow

We reckon that The Cartel by Don Winslow is going to be one of the books crime fiction lovers simply must read this summer, and we said as much in our previews of the hottest books of summer 2015. Arriving a decade after the critically acclaimed The Power…
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NDOTB - New detective on the block

On the Radar — Yes, this week there’s a new detective on the block, introduced by Northern Irish author Stuart Neville. DCI Serena Flanagan will be keeping the scum at bay on the streets of Belfast and we kick off OTR this week with her first…
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