RoughJustice: Top five books of 2017

2017 has been another great year for crime fiction. Domestic noir has taken something of a back seat at last, and while no particular sub-genre has dominated, the year has seen formidable efforts from some of crime fiction biggest hitters. While they didn’t quite make…
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Book Club

The Word is Murder

Anthony Horowitz’s latest novel – the first in a series – has it all. There’s a challenging mystery in which a wealthy middle-aged widow appears to predict her own murder; an intriguing protagonist in the form of disgraced ex-copper Daniel Hawthorne, who has a nose…
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Murder is the word

On the Radar — Anthony Horowitz’s last book, Magpie Murders, took the author out of the YA mainstream and into the adult crime fiction mainstream with a clever plot that played with the crime writing process, and the notion that fictional and real crimes can…
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