Andre: Top five books of 2015

This was a year when the big hitters came good. Laura Lippman, Stephen King and Ian Rankin all make my top five, and other famous…

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The Shut Eye

Gold Dagger winner Belinda Bauer‘s latest novel sees a return for DCI Marvel, first encountered in her 2011 story Darkside. Marvel is a true misanthrope,…

The Shut Eye

Written by Belinda Bauer – Expectations are always high for a new novel from Belinda Bauer, winner of the CWA Gold Dagger for her debut,…

The Shut Eye, and more…

On the Radar — Top UK author Belinda Bauer is back with her latest – The Shut Eye – and we also have new releases…

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Andre: Top five books of 2014

Re-issues have made up much of my reading this year, from the ambitious reprint project of the Maigret series (alongside the first English edition of…

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Interview: Belinda Bauer

Five novels into her crime career, Belinda Bauer has become a favourite among critics and readers alike. Her 2010 debut, Blacklands won the CWA Gold…

The Facts of Life and Death

Ruby Trick is an over-weight 10 year-old at a Devon primary school. Her workshy father sits at home dreaming of being a cowboy. When a…

From the Gaelic

On the Radar — You may well have read books from Denmark, France, Italy or even Japan, but have you come across one originally written…

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Rubbernecker

Patrick Fort is an anatomy student with Asperger’s Syndrome who stumbles across a crime among the cadavers in his class in Cardiff. He has a…

Andre: Top five books of 2013

Setting is hugely important to a crime story and my favourite novels took in Oslo, Cardiff, Istanbul, Baghdad, Edinburgh and Devon. Yet it’s an entirely…

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CWA votes on best crime novel ever

Remember, remember the fifth of November. In the UK it’s the day when we recall Guy Fawkes, and the Gunpowder Plot, and reanact the anti-Catholic…

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