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NTN: The Last Projector

Written by David James Keaton – American indie publisher Broken River Books has received a good deal of critical acclaim for the books it has published over the last couple of years, building up an impressive backlist featuring some of the best of the new wave of crime fiction writers like Jedidiah Ayres (Fierce Bitches,[…]

The Early Cases of Akechi Kogoro

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Written by Edogawa Rampo, translated by William Varteresian – Edogawa Rampo was the pen name of Taro Hirai, a Japanese author active from 1923 until his death in 1965. He is known as the father of Japanese detective fiction and his work – particularly his early writing – proved that a tightly plotted work of detective[…]

NTN: The Few

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Written by Nadia Dalbuono – This is the intriguing debut from an author who is originally from the UK but now lives in Italy, where The Few is set. The story focuses on Detective Leone Scamarcio, the son of a once powerful mafia figure. Scamarcio has turned his back on the family business and is[…]

NTN: The Man from Berlin

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Written by Luke McCallin – Captain Gregor Reinhardt won the Iron Cross while serving in the trenches with the German army in World War I. After a spell between the wars where he became one of the best detectives in Berlin’s Kriminalpolizei, he has reluctantly accepted a commission in the Abwehr, the German army’s military[…]

NTN: Blood in the Tiber

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Written by Annelise Freisenbruch — Rome, 70 BC and life for Hortensia, daughter of the famous orator Hortensius, should be going along the privileged path laid out for her. However Hortensia (also referred to by her nickname, Horty) isn’t your average Roman woman. She has inherited her father’s vocal skills and strength of character and[…]

Flesh and Blood

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Written by Patricia Cornwell – Have you ever been stuck in an interminable traffic jam on the motorway? One where time seems to slow down as you stare, bored, out of the window and pray for rescue? In a nutshell, that’s how I felt while reading this book. Flesh and Blood is the 22nd to[…]

NTN: The Forgotten Addiction

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Written by Michael Lion – This is Michael Lion’s second novel and it follows on from The Butcher’s Granddaughter in 2009, also published by American independent New Pulp Press. Lion has found a novel way to update the PI genre – by making the protagonist in his series a snitch. Where exactly Bird sits in[…]

NTN: The Cost of Doing Business

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Written by Jonathan Ashley – As a reader of crime fiction, sometimes I get a little concerned that the novels I love glorify the criminal life, that they may be somehow encouraging me to seek a life of gun, gangs and drugs. Then a novel like The Cost of Doing Business comes along and rather[…]

NTN: Forty Days Without Shadow

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Written by Olivier Truc, translated by Louise Rogers Lalaurie – New Talent November isn’t just about books penned in English, we’re interested in translations too. In the case of Olivier Truc – a French journalist living in Stockholm – it is all the more remarkable that the translation of this 2012 debut has been so prompt.[…]

NTN: Murder on the Second Tee

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Written by Ian Simpson — Ian Simpson was a criminal defence barrister at the Scottish bar and later became a judge, rising as to the High Court. He made his literary debut back in 2008 with Murder on Page One, which was short listed for the Debut Dagger by the Crime Writers’ Association that year. Murder[…]

NTN: The Waiting Game

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Written by Sheila Bugler – After an impressive debut last year with Hunting Shadows, Sheila Bugler returns with The Waiting Game. It’s her second London-based police procedural featuring DI Ellen Kelly. The first book focused on the abduction of a young woman, which proved a tricky and dangerous case for our eminently likeable detective, and[…]

NTN: Russian Roulette

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Written by Keith Nixon – Caffeine Nights is one of our partners for New Talent November 2014, and author Keith Nixon is a contributor to our site. The cynical amongst you might therefore figure the fix is in, but at Crime Fiction Lover take our responsibility to provide impartial advice about what your next crime[…]

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