The Shadow District

Arnaldur Indridason has started a new series of crime novels set during World War II, and they’re worth tuning in for, as The Shadow District…

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The Lying Game

The Woman in Cabin 10 author Ruth Ware channels her inner Enid Blyton here for an edgy psychological thriller with its roots in a boarding…

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She Rides Shotgun

When Nate McClusky refuses to work for Aryan Steel he doesn’t put just his own life in danger but those of his family too. Jordan…

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Wolves in the Dark

Private detective Varg Veum is back and Norwegian author Gunnar Staalesen is at the top of his game and this book will delight the initiated…

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The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley

A literary crime novel that transcends the genre, Hannah Tinti’s story is about Samuel Hawley, bearer of scars from the dozen bullet wounds acquired in…

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What My Body Remebers

Elsa Nygaard’s earliest memory is her mother’s murder, and the killer was Elsa’s father. She is now a single mother and ward of the state…

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The Lighthearted Quest

Ann Bridge’s series of novels featuring dilettante journalist Julia Probyn are unfairly forgotten gems of the later Golden Age – wonderfully revived by Bloomsbury Reader.…

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The Deepest Grave

If you haven’t yet met Harry Bingham’s DS Fiona Griffiths you are missing out on getting to know one of crime fiction’s most compelling detectives.…

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Body Breaker

Mike Craven’s DI Avison Fluke wouldn’t ordinarily spend his weekend on a golf course, but his team has been called in to investigate a severed…

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Sympathy for the Devil

William Shaw’s Sympathy for the Devil sways to the samba beat of 1960s London as DS Cathal Breen investigates the death of a Polish prostitute.…

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Rattle

A new name in crime fiction, and Fiona Cummings’ debut is a gut-churning thrill of a ride. Meet the Bone Collector, an odious specimen who…

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The Dry

It hasn’t rained in Kiewarra for years, but is that really enough to drive a well-loved local farmer to suicide, taking most of his family…

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The Legacy

Yrsa Sigurdardottir proves her extraordinary plotting skills in this excellent police procedural, which kicks off her new Children’s House series. It begins with three siblings…

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Ed’s Dead

Calling a story so filled with delicious mayhem ‘light-hearted’ is deeply counterintuitive, yet Russel D McLean has managed the job, thanks to his blundering protagonist…

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Cursed

In Norwegian author Thomas Enger’s latest, investigative journalist Henning Juul returns and his quest for justice after the death of his son continues. Meanwhile, his…

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Wild Chamber

Christopher Folwer’s Bryant and May series reaches its 12th novel, but seems as fresh as ever. The powers that be want to close down the…

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