The Time to Kill

Written by Mason Cross — Carter Blake is a man for hire. He tracks down people who don’t want to be found and he’s very…

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Baby Doll

Written by Hollie Overton — Twins have loomed large in some of fiction’s finest moments. Who can forget that creepy pair in Stephen King’s The…

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Can’t wait for Saturday

On the Radar — Ever since Friday on My Mind came out on 2 July last year, Nicci French fans have been waiting for the…

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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel

Written by AJ Hartley and David Hewson, narrated by Richard Armitage — OK, OK, before you say, “been there, done that Hamlet thing—five times, maybe…

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SK Tremayne’s latest trick

You wouldn’t think it possible given the quality of SK Tremayne’s first psychological thriller, The Ice Twins, but the author has come up with something…

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Should have gone to SpecSavers?

On the Radar — Get your reading glasses, if you need them, because we start off this week’s new releases with a peculiar novel about…

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Where Roses Never Die

Written by Gunnar Staalesen, translated by Don Bartlett — It’s been three years since Bergen PI Varg Veum tragically lost his girlfriend in We Shall Inherit…

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A Rising Man

Written by Abir Mukherjee — Calcutta, 1919, and the city is full of rising men. There are the colonials making fortunes in commodities like rubber…

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Epiphany Jones

Written by Michael Grothaus — Epiphany has a mutilated ear, hair as dark as a raven’s wing and hears voices from God, telling her what to…

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My Husband’s Wife

Written by Jane Corry — Two people. One not yet in her teens. Another, recently married, trying to succeed at being both a wife and…

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Summertime, and the living is EZ

On the Radar — Ezekiel ‘Easy’ Rawlins returns this week for another neon-lit adventure among the hills and boulevards of Los Angeles. We’ve also got…

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Message in a bottle…

“Just a castaway, an island lost at sea (oh)!” The latest piece of book marketing to arrive reminds me of that famous 1979 Police song,…

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The German Messenger

Written by David Malcolm — England, December 1916. The most destructive battle in world history has finally ended at the Somme and Europe is in the…

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First look: Crime Scene issue 4

Yes, issue four of Crime Scene magazine hits the shelves today. It’s the only glossy magazine we know of that’s devoted to the world of…

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