Book Club

The Darkest Heart

Dan Smith is a wizard at conjuring up the atmosphere of inaccessible, hostile locations around the world. This time it’s the mining landscape of inland Brazil, where capitalist greed is rife and human life cheap. This is essentially a rewriting of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness,…
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The dark heart of Brazil

Images of Brazil and the beautiful game are all over our screens at the moment, so it’s a fitting time to see the country represented in crime fiction as well. After books set in very cold places – the Ukraine and Russia – British writer…
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1919 and all that

On the Radar — Given it’s the centenary of the beginning of The Great War this year, what better place to start than a book based on that monumental conflict. However, even if you don’t like WWI spy thrillers, there’s plenty more to grab you…
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