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Mr Rankin the playwright

On the Radar — This week we have two curiosities among the exciting new releases. Firstly – and this is certainly a first for CFL – we have the script of a stage play. Publishers wouldn’t normally expect scripts to sell particularly well, but seeing…
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Murder Mile

The term ‘tartan noir’ might have been coined for Tony Black. Following his successful Gus Dury series, he’s turned his attention to the police procedural and Murder Mile is the second outing for DI Rob Brennan, a complex and brooding character who makes Rebus look…
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Features

Interview: Tony Black

If you like your crime fiction gritty and lean Tony Black’s your man. With two highly successful series under his belt – the Gus Dury books and a brace of police procedurals featuring DI Rob Brennan – Black has cemented his position among the forefront…
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The Storm Without

Written by Tony Black — ‘Irvine Welsh’s favourite British crime writer.’ That is one hell of plaudit to live up to, but Tony Black has proven time and again that he is fully deserving of it. He’s a writer with an unflinching eye for brutality,…
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Murder Mile

Written by Tony Black — The term ‘tartan noir’ might have been coined for Tony Black. His Gus Dury series, following the gradual downward spiral of an Edinburgh-based private investigator with an Olympic grade drink problem and a tangled love life, was a brutal tour…
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New books: meet Mr Glamour the fashion assassin

On the radar — This week our new books radar is picking up a strong signal from Britain and there’s an emphasis on police procedural crime fiction. Gangsters, a possible serial killer, a fashion assassin and a curve ball into Icelandic crime fiction all make…
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