Another cold case for Carl Mørck

On the Radar — Look out Jo Nesbo, stand aside Camilla Lackberg. The great Dane Jussi Adler-Olsen is coming through with a new Department Q story – The Hanging Girl. It’s hard to believe this…

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First look: James Patterson’s Murder House

We don’t normally do first look articles for James Patterson’s releases – perhaps because his fans know exactly what they’re going to get. But this one’s a bit different. Instead of the usual print, ebook…

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The girl without Stieg Larsson

On the Radar — An exciting week for fans of Stieg Larsson’s ultimate crime fiction heroine, Lisbeth Salander. Just a week to go and you’ll be able to get the latest Millennium novel, The Girl…

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Crime Scene: the new mag for crime fans

If you’ve got eight of those English pounds burning a hole in your pocket, keep them warm a little longer if you can. On 15 September, there will be a new magazine on the newsstands called…

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City of un-brotherly love

On the Radar — With one exception, all our new releases this week hail from the United States. Californian crime scenes seem to be popular, but the body count is also rising like a Republican’s temperature…

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The Decagon House Murders

Written by Yukito Ayatsuji, translated by Ho-Ling Wong — My advice to anyone who picks up this intriguing little pastiche of the Golden Age is don’t get too attached to any of the characters. There’s…

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First look: Liar Liar by MJ Arlidge

Penguin wanted to have some fun with its mail-out for the fourth MJ Arlidge novel, Liar Liar. The book arrived in a mysterious box, and was further concealed in a red fire blanket cover. Accompanying it were some sparklers,…

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First look: Rebus is back!

Just a couple of days ago Ian Rankin tweeted to us that his new book was read to go to the printers, but we had no idea it would arrive with us so quickly. So,…

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Our father, who art in… Sweden?

On the Radar — Let’s start our weekly news column with a harsh, cold crime novel set in Sweden. The Father is the first in a new series called Made in Sweden, written by two…

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A Hollywood star for Raymond Chandler?

It was Raymond Chandler’s birthday a few weeks ago and Twitter was abuzz with one-liner quotes from the hardboiled crime novels he wrote in the 1930s and 40s. Even today, over 50 years since his…

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William Wallace writes crime

On the Radar — There’s more than just a touch of tartan among this week’s new releases. We have gore in Glasgow, an emergency in Edinburgh, anarchy in Alloa, and even an author called William…

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I Am Death

Written by Chris Carter — Having quickly established himself as a master of the serial killer thriller, Chris Carter reunites Detectives Robert Hunter and Carlos Garcia of the LAPD Robbery Homicide Division in his new book…

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First look: new from Finland

You know that we’re crazy about cold climate crime here on Crime Fiction Lover, and in 2013 I was lucky enough not only to visit Finland but to do so just as I was reviewing…

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Dexter’s requiem?

On the Radar — Doesn’t it make you sick when the killer gets away at the end? Well, there’s one killer we’ve all been rooting for a long time and, paradoxically, it makes us a…

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First look: A new Tony Hill book by Val McDermid

While Val McDermid has written numerous standalone crime novels, as well as the Lindsay Gordon and Kate Brannigan series, it seems to be her Dr Tony Hill books that crime fiction lovers are most hooked on.…

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