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In the Know by Dougie Brimson

This is the third installment in author and screenwriter Dougie Brimson’s crime novels involving former football hooligan, now London car dealer Billy Evans. The word ‘former’ is misleading. Despite Billy’s current respectability, can he ever really escape his thuggish former colleagues, the unending, squint-eyed regard…
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Don't miss Cardinal season 4 on iPlayer

The coronavirus lockdown has led to a big uptick in reading and binge-watching. We’ve given you plenty of recommendations in both categories, but as things gradually get back to normal, one show you definitely don’t want to miss is the Canadian crime series Cardinal. Season…
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The Part-Time Job by PD James

Many readers are familiar with legendary crime author PD James through her novels about Detective Chief Inspector Adam Dalgliesh or her private detective Cordelia Gray. However, she was a skilled writer of short stories as well and on 14 July Faber & Faber is celebrating…
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The Dead Don't Sleep

Written by Steven Max Russo — It’s taken five decades for the long arm of retribution to reach halfway around the world and tap the shoulder of Frank Thompson in this new crime thriller by Steven Max Russo. Back in the late 1960s, when Frank…
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Blood Song

Written by Johana Gustawsson, translated by David Warriner — Kerstin, Götan and Louise Lindbergh are viciously murdered and their tongues cut out in their home in Falkenberg, Sweden. In London the youngest of the family, Aliénor Lindbergh, is a new police recruit being mentored by…
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First look: Ryuko

She smokes cigars, rides a motorbike, packs twin tommies and she has a dragon tattoo. But Ryuko isn’t from Sweden, and she’s not like anything Japanese crime fiction has sent us so far. Today we’re bringing you a first look at this manga graphic novel…
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