The Silent Companions

Written by Laura Purcell — Just in time for Halloween comes The Silent Companions, a Gothic ghost story or mild horror tale that attempts to follow in the wake of Shirley Jackson and Susan Hill. Told in three timelines, we first meet Elsie Bainbridge in 1866…
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The final fire

On the Radar — It’s a poignant time for fans of Scandinavian crime fiction as, two years to the day after Henning Mankell’s death, his final book will see print in an English translation on 5 October. We lead off with After the Fire, also…
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Raven takes flight

Sometimes, we get so close to the subject of crime fiction that it’s easy forget just how popular the genre is. Seeing bespoke indie crime publishers like Hard Case Crime, Orenda Books and Bloodhound thriving, is fantastic. In Scotland, Contraband is devoting itself to Tartan…
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