You can count on Banks

On the Radar — Well, when we say ‘you can count on Banks’ we mean Alan Banks, the detective central to Peter Robinson’s police procedural…

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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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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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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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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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End of Watch, and more

On the Radar — Is Stephen King dropping horror for crime fiction? Could be as he releases his third detective novel in as many years.…

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First look: False Hearts by Laura Lam

Feast your eyes on this new book from Macmillan, which hits the shelves on 16 July. In her crime fiction debut, Scotland-based Californian author Laura…

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Roses never die

On the Radar — For lovers of Scandinavian crime fiction, we lead off with Gunnar Staalesen’s new book, which has quite a romantic title. We’ve…

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Dangerous Cargo, and more

On the Radar — As ever, a great mix of crime fiction for readers of all tastes is to be found in our weekly new…

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Lady with death on her mind

On the Radar — Peter James – the UK’s best crime author according to readers of the WH Smith books blog – leads us off…

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1000 free crime books at Bristol libraries

The UK government’s austerity measures have taken their toll on libraries, with closures and service cutbacks galore. However, CrimeFest, the convention held in Bristol starting…

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Life and death in Hull

On the Radar — Nick Quantrill has established himself as one of the top voices in British crime fiction in recent years and we lead…

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