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The Ends of the Earth

The Ends of the Earth

Written by Robert Goddard — This is the concluding part of a trilogy set in the immediate aftermath of World War I. James ‘Max’ Maxted is a former RAF pilot who has been searching for the truth behind the death of his diplomat father in Paris. In his quest he has become embroiled in an[…]

Kitty Peck and the Child of Ill Fortune

Kitty Peck

Written by Kate Griffin — Following Kate Griffin’s debut Victorian crime thriller, Kitty Peck and the Music Hall Murders, we once again find ourselves transported back to the 1880s to the gaslit alleyways of Limehouse. Kitty has now inherited Paradise, a criminal network previously ruled by the fearsome Lady Ginger. Though she’s a teenage girl, Kitty finds herself head of this[…]

The Storm Murders

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Written John Farrow — Farrow is the pen name that acclaimed Canadian writer Trevor Ferguson selected when he decided to try his hand at writing genre fiction. It’s his fourth book featuring detective Émile Cinq-Mars and the first of the planned Storm Murders trilogy. In this mystery/thriller, prickly retired Montreal Sergeant-Detective Cinq-Mars finds himself flattered and cajoled and[…]

Plague Land

Plague Land

Written by SD Sykes — The year is 1350 and 17-year-old Oswald de Lacy is the new Lord of Somershill Manor in Kent. The youngest of four siblings he was never meant to inherit, packed off at seven to a monastery to become a monk. But that was before the Black Death which killed his father and two older[…]

Are You Watching Me

Are You Watching Me

Written by Sinéad Crowley — Liz Cafferkey works at Tír na nÓg in Dublin. In Gaelic it means The Land of The Young, a place in pre-Christian Irish myth. That’s ironic because in reality Tír na nÓg is a shabby drop-in centre for elderly men. They serve cups of tea and sympathy, and try to help with problems[…]

The Hunt

The Hunt

Written by Tim Lebbon — Tim Lebbon is already established as a fantasy writer with over 30 books to his name, and The Hunt is his first crime thriller. So does this pursuit thriller provide a sprint finish, or is it more of a gruelling marathon? Chris Sheen is an ordinary guy, married with two daughters.[…]

His Night Begins

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Written by N Murali — Nothing hits the spot quite like a quick and brutal hardboiled novella, especially when it’s one that takes us on a journey to a new, dark and seedy city. Images of India we see in the West are dominated by the spiritual and the dirty – yoga and child trafficking, holy cows[…]

The Cartel

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Written by Don Winslow — The Power of the Dog, Don Winslow’s first depiction of America’s war on drugs, changed perceptions of its author when it was published in 2005. Winslow was already an established writer stateside and a winner of the Edgar Award, but became an international success thanks to The Dog. Epic in[…]

This Thing of Darkness

This Thing of Darkness

Written by Harry Bingham — You can soon tell that Fiona Griffiths isn’t just your average Detective Constable. Firstly, while examining a cold case file concerning a security guard who apparently stumbled to his death from a cliff-top, she takes a particular interest in the photograph of the head injury that killed him. So, she[…]

In Bitter Chill

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Written by Sarah Ward — Family history is a remarkable obsession shared by millions of people in Britain and around the world. They say it’s a pastime more popular than fishing. And it has some remarkable similarities with crime fiction. There are so many mysteries to be solved as you trace your ancestry, and it’s almost forensic in[…]

Dying Wish

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Written by James Raven — Dying Wish is set in The New Forest. Well, it’s not new but it was recorded as Nova Foresta in The Domesday Book. That was in 1086, but this is the present day and Grant Mason, a popular local author who has written guide books on the walks and natural history of the forest,[…]

The Lost Swimmer

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Written by Ann Turner — Since its release in Australia earlier this month, Ann Turner’s debut The Lost Swimmer has topped the bestseller list of several bookstores, and has received many favourable reviews. It’s not hard to see why – The Lost Swimmer is compelling, original and at times deeply unsettling. Rebecca Wilding is an archaeology professor working[…]

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