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Kill Alex Cross

Written by James Patterson – James Patterson has proved a polarising presence in crime fiction, and in publishing more generally. Patterson is nothing if not prolific, and churns out novels at a prodigious pace. Last year saw the release of 11 books authored or co-authored…
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A Detailed Man

Written by David Swinson — The central character in A Detailed Man is a Washington policeman – detective Ezra Simeon. He is a loner, with a divorced wife and a platonic best friend, both back in California. He’s recently been afflicted by Bell’s Palsy, a…
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What It Was

Narrated by the Pelecanos character Derek Strange, it all starts with the murder of Bobby Odum and the theft of a ring. Parked outside – a Plymouth Fury, the GT Sport two-door with a V8 inside. The plates read Coco, as in brothel owner Coco…
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What It Was

Written by George Pelecanos — On a rainy afternoon, Nick Stefanos and Derek Strange are having drinks at Leo’s, two friends content enough to just sit down, barely talking. In the Rain by The Dramatics comes on the jukebox, igniting reminiscences about 1972, the year…
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Lynskey rolls the dice

American noir author Ed Lynskey is back with a new novel. We reviewed his gritty backwoods tale Lake Charles not long after Crime Fiction Lover got started, and we’re looking forward to Ask the Dice, which is set in Washington DC. In this book, the…
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