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The Drop

Mick Herron’s latest novella goes some way to satisfying the cravings of fans of his Slough House espionage novels who have already devoured last year’s London Rules and are eagerly awaiting the next novel, which won’t arrive until June. This short tale of duplicity within…
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The Drop

Written by Mick Herron — The Jackson Lamb series of satirical espionage novels have gained an impressive readership, and garnered considerable critical praise. Set in contemporary London, they feature a group of MI6 outcasts who, despite their failings, somehow manage to get their superiors out…
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Gothic crime with plenty of spooks

On the Radar — Did somebody say Halloween? Well, this week’s new crime books all have a bit of a ghostly theme to them, from Elly Griffiths’ creepy new novel The Stranger Diaries through to a Rebecca-inspired mystery set in New York and some espionage…
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Interview: Howard Linskey

Howard Linskey is the author of two crime fiction books, with his debut novel The Drop named in the top five books of 2011 by The Times. His latest release, The Damage, has found great acclaim and was reviewed a few weeks ago here on Crime…
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The Damage

Written by Howard Linskey — The sequel to the highly successful debut novel The Drop, The Damage brings David Blake back to Newcastle upon Tyne for more gangstery hijinks. Introduced in The Drop, Blake seems to be an ordinary man thrust down a road usually…
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The Drop

Written by Howard Linskey — David Blake is a classic good-guy gangster. Like Tony Soprano, he’s in a comfortable position that involves little obvious law breaking, but much of the associated reward. This world is suddenly turned upside down when money he’s responsible for goes…
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