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Die of Shame

Written by Mark Billingham — Mark Billingham is celebrated for his long-running police procedural series featuring the London detective Tom Thorne. Like all good writers, however, he has shown he can produce standalones too, such as Rush of Blood, which came out in 2012. Die of Shame…
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Nightblind

Written by Ragnar Jonasson, translated by Quentin Bates — With its unique blend of a Golden Age-style mystery and a bleak, frozen Icelandic setting, Snowblind was one of our top five debuts of 2015. Just when you thought you’d seen it all in Scandinavian crime fiction, Orenda…
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After You Die

Written by Eva Dolan — From page one of this excellent book, Eva Dolan reveals why she is one of the rising stars of British crime fiction. She announced her presence with the first two books in the series, Long Way Home and Tell No…
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Murder for Christmas

Written by Francis Duncan — The gorgeous old-school cover of this book gives a hint of what’s in store here; this is a golden age murder mystery that’ll certainly appeal to lovers of Agatha Christie – or anyone who enjoys a good, old-fashioned whodunnit. Not many people…
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Follow Me

Written by Angela Clarke — This debut sees a digital-savvy graduate team up with the police to find a serial killer who posts clues on Twitter. It’s a techno-thriller using the latest social media platforms and trendy apps to jooshe up the conventional murder mystery, for a fun if not wholly original ride. Freddie is…
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Kiss and Tell

Written by Luke Murphy — Charlene Taylor is a case of like father, like daughter. Her dad was a highly regarded member of the LAPD, and she was pre-ordained to follow his footsteps. His retirement, as with many such career cops, left a big hole in…
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A Shadowed Livery

Written by Charlie Garratt — Autumn, 1938. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, who is the MP for Edgebaston in Birmingham, has just returned from Munich clutching a piece of paper which, he proclaims, promises peace in our time. Meanwhile, in another part of Birmingham, Detective Inspector James Given…
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Lost Touch

Written by David Terruso — Lina Colella has a gift. A gift that is both wonderful and terrible at the same time. By touching objects associated with murder victims, she can sense things about their deaths that are hidden from police experts. One day, she…
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