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CIS: The Amazing Test Match Crime

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Written by Adrian Alington – Adrian Alington’s break in publishing came during World War I when a fellow officer, who happened to be a partner at Chatto & Windus, asked him to write a novel having seen a satirical play Alington wrote for the troops. The knack for humour stayed with him and The Amazing[...]

A Last Act of Charity

A Last Act Of Charity

Written by Frank Westworth – JJ Stoner was a special forces soldier. He is now a freelance investigator who knows how to kill men without shedding a tear or suffering any flicker of conscience. His most regular employer is a government spook known only as The Hard Man, who uses JJ to tidy up messes which the[...]

The Boy That Never Was

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Written by Karen Perry — Harry and Robyn are a young Irish couple who, together with their toddler son Dillon, enjoy a perfectly care free life in Tangiers. They live in the moment, concerned mainly with capturing the beauty of the Moroccan sunset on canvas. They share their existence with a circle of free living locals who move in[...]

The Corpse with the Platinum Hair

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Written by Cathy Ace — Canadian crime fiction writers are having their well-deserved moment in the sun just before the long winter sets in. Louise Penny, Peter Robinson and Linwood Barclay are merely the best known of a very diverse and entertaining group of crime writers. Not all of the stories are set in Canada,[...]

Martini Regrets

Martini Regrets

Written by Phyllis Smallman – Her CV might describe her as owner of the Sunset Bar in Jacaranda, Florida, but in truth Sherri Travis is a woman who has made a career out of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Martini Nights is Sherri’s sixth appearance, and once more, she is up[...]

The Suicide

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Written by Mark SaFranko – Transgender people don’t usually get an easy ride in crime fiction. Sometimes they are the psychopaths, as in Silence of the Lambs, and in other cases they are quirky bit-part players who end up dead. That’s not to say there aren’t crime fiction novels with fully-realised transgender characters, but they’re few and far[...]

The Iron Sickle

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Written by Martin Limon – Martin Limon served his country for 20 years, and over the course of nine novels (including this one) and one short story collection has chronicled the experiences of the 8th US Army in South Korea following the war there. Crucial to the series’ success has been his ability to describe how the[...]

Personal

Personal

Written by Lee Child – Jack Reacher, once a major in the US Military Police and now a drifter, is on a bus. That it is not unusual for Reacher. He doesn’t own a car or carry a suitcase, and when his clothes wear out he just buys new ones. Along with him on the bus are[...]

Crossing the Line

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Written by Frédérique Molay, translated by Anne Trager – If your tastes tend towards the gory and you enjoy your crime set in a foreign clime, then this could be the book for you. Molay is the holder of a slew of international crime fiction awards and has been described as the French Michael Connelly, so[...]

Rose Gold

Rose Gold

Written by Walter Mosley – It is the mid 1960s and in Los Angeles black folks have, to a degree, been replaced by young political activists and hippies as the biggest perceived threat to the white middle classes – and the LAPD. Even so, PI Ezekiel ‘Easy’ Rawlins is surprised when he receives a visit[...]

CIS: The Devil at Saxon Wall

The Devil At Saxon Wall

Written by Gladys Mitchell – First published by Grayson & Grayson in 1935, The Devil at Saxon Wall was the sixth book in Gladys Mitchell’s Mrs Bradley Mysteries. Beatrice Adelaide Lestrange Bradley made her debut in the 1929 novel, Speedy Death, and made a total of 66 appearances before taking her final bow in 1984.[...]

Reykjavik Nights

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Written by Arnaldur Indridason – Following the teasing, ambiguous and melancholy end to Strange Shores – which is said to be the final novel in the Erlendur series – Reykjavik Nights doesn’t tell us what happened to our hero. Instead, it’s a prequel to the existing series of Erlendur books which are all detailed here.[...]

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