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Cherringham – Mystery at the Manor

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Written by Matt Costello and Neil Richards — Mystery at the Manor is the second episode in a 12-book series of cosy mysteries, which transatlantic writing duo Matt Costello (US) and Neil Richards (UK) intend to release in monthly instalments. Each book is intended to be a self-contained mystery and they all feature amateur sleuth[...]

Falling Fast

Written by Neil Broadfoot – This debut novel was recently shortlisted for the Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year alongside the likes of Peter May, Louise Welsh and Chris Brookmyre. In that company, it certainly has a lot to live up to. No problems there, for Falling Fast is a book that grabs you[...]

The Sandman

The Sandman

Written by Lars Kepler – If your perception of Nordic noir is of troubled detectives who can’t relate to people at work or at home, who are giving in to alcoholism and as cold inside as the climate they inhabit, then the Joona Linna series, now in its fourth instalment, might just be a breath[...]

The Long Way Home

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Written by Louise Penny – Louise Penny has a devoted audience of readers who eagerly await each of her novels featuring Québecois detective Armand Gamache – and I am no exception. We were all on tenterhooks to see if the good inspector’s retirement from his position as Head of Homicide for the Sûreté du Québec[...]

The Gods of Guilt

Written by Michael Connelly – Mickey Haller, the Lincoln Lawyer, gets a call. He’s been offered a case – defend a murder suspect who claims to be innocent. It couldn’t have come at a better time. Murders are revenue generators for lawyers and Mickey is down on his luck. The accused, Andre La Cosse is a[...]

Her

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Written by Harriet Lane — For fans of the slow burning thriller, that quietly creeps up on you, Harriet Lane makes for perfect reading. She has the knack for taking familiar situations, and characters just like people we know – perhaps even mirroring ourselves – but changes a few of the details slightly. And she[...]

Fall From Grace

Fall From Grace

Written by Tim Weaver – David Raker is a specialist. The former journalist is an expert at finding missing people, particularly when the police have failed and put the case notes in the the dustiest corner of their filing system. Raker has a good success rate, which has often brought him into conflict with the[...]

Broadchurch

Broadchurch

Written by Erin Kelly and Chris Chibnall – In March 2013, nine million of us became hooked on Broadchurch, a multi-award winning and groundbreaking ITV series which kept us enthralled over eight dramatic weeks. Following the first episode, which delivered a huge emotional punch, the story unfolded seamlessly with its breathtaking script, emotive cinematography and[...]

The Night the Rich Men Burned

The Night The Rich Men Burned

Written by Malcolm Mackay — As with Malcolm Mackay’s past books, The Night the Rich Men Burned is set in Glasgow. This time, we are deeply embedded in the world of money. Not the money used in the international currency market, or the money gambled on a fluctuating stock exchange. This money trade is much[...]

The Crocodile

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Written by Maurizio de Giovanni – Neapolitan author Maurizio de Giovanni is a new Italian name that Little Brown is seeking to bring attention to via English translations of his books. He launched his career in Italy in 2005 with an award-winning set of short stories, and has also penned a series featuring the detective Riccardi,[...]

The Art of Killing Well

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Written by Marco Malvaldi, translated by Howard Curtis — Having recently reviewed Game for Five, which was published in April, we move quickly on to the author’s latest translated release. A country house murder mystery, complete with locked room conundrum and a nod to the Golden Age, The Art of Killing Well is set in[...]

Wig Betrayed

Wig Betrayed

Written by Charles Courtley – Writing under the nom de plume Charles Courtley, retired barrister and judge advocate Robert Seymour took his first steps in crime fiction with Wig Begone back in 2009. There, newly qualified barrister Charles Courtley began working in the criminal courts and the court martial system. Wig Betrayed rejoins Charles in[...]

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