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A Carnival of Snackery (17 hours) collects highlights from David Sedaris’ diaries from 2003–2020, read by the author and British-born actor Tracey Ullman. Sedaris’ diary entries reflect much of what we love most about his short stories and essays—observations about the unusual people he meets on his travels, anecdotes about awkward situations and tales about
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In her autobiography, All In (18 hours), Billie Jean King tells of her triumphs and struggles both on and off the tennis court, from her hardscrabble childhood in Long Beach, California, to her present-day life in New York City. Growing up in the 1960s, King’s inquisitive and rebellious spirit reflected the era, as she refused
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Translated by Stephen Sartarelli — The publication of the Inspector Montalbano stories in English spans nearly two decades so it’s no wonder we have formed such an attachment to the irascible but brilliant detective. Now, however, the curtain is about to fall and we must say goodbye. Riccardino is the final inspector Montalbano investigation and
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Jordan Manning is a crime reporter at the top of her game, but staying there is proving increasingly exhausting. When she moved to Chicago from her home state of Texas, she hit the ground running in four-inch stiletto heels—which didn’t deter her from being first on the scene of a steady stream of crimes in
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It’s that time of the year for Best Of Lists–er, okay so maybe it’s not because it’s only October and this is way early. Usually this would feel a lot like “Well I guess they wanted to be first so every year the Best Of Lists will just release earlier and earlier and soon they’ll
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YA author Kate McGovern’s first novel for younger readers is the story of a girl who has been keeping a big secret: She can’t read very well. When her secret is discovered and she is held back a year, she struggles to conceal the reason from her friends and classmates. Secrets are an important theme
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“It felt more like an experience, than reading a story,” says Jacky Collins as she introduces new Australian crime author Peter Papathanasiou and his new novel The Stoning. Surely there can be no greater praise for any writer who sets out to craft an immersive novel that stays with its readers. Here in the latest
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In a powerful confluence of history, culture and color, poet and author Jackie Kay tells the story of the legendary American singer and songwriter Bessie Smith, known in her day as the Empress of the Blues. As an orphaned child, born in 1894 (or 1895; statistics about Black Americans were not considered important enough to
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The Canadian Astronaut who brought us Space Oddity while on a space odyssey now delivers a grand space opera. The Apollo Murders is an accomplished debut novel, an original and engrossing Cold War space race thriller. Set in 1973, with the confrontation between the US and the Soviet Union for the mastery of technological surveillance
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Today’s Featured Deals In Case You Missed Yesterday’s Most Popular Deals Previous Daily Deals Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore for $1.99 I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong for $1.99 The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness for $1.99 Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda for $2.99 The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters by Balli Kaur
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First published in 1937, the same year that ECR Lorac was elected a member of the prestigious Detection Club, These Names Make Clues is a cerebral detective story that is perhaps the most in keeping of all Lorac’s books with the conventions of the Golden Age of Murder. Principally a ‘closed circle’ mystery that relies
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What a week for the crime fiction genre. You could say it’s out of this world. For a start, the astronaut Chris Hadfield is launching his crime fiction debut and it sounds pretty intriguing. It’s a ‘what if…’ conspiracy story set around the abandoned Apollo 18 mission of 1974. At the same time, former First
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The Swedish Academy has awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature to the novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah for his “uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents.” The Tanzanian author, who now resides in the United Kingdom, is the author of 10
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Following last year’s gripping Blood Red City, a contemporary financial thriller set in London’s Square Mile, British writer Rod Reynolds has returned to the setting of his earlier novels, the United States. You may remember his post war trilogy which opened with The Dark Inside set in Texarkana in 1946 featuring journalist Charlie Yates. The
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A Few Days Away is a hard-edged contemporary noir novel with a relentless anti-hero – a thief with no name. He is hell-bent on revenge and recovering the money that went missing after a bungled robbery that left his partner dead. It’s the second in the Nameless Thief series and continues on from his first
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Responsibility, redemption, and squandered chances are among the themes in Paul Howarth’s second novel, which will live in your memory long after turning the last page. Just as indelible is the portrait of the Australian Outback in the late 19th century – the dust and drought, the hardness and hardiness of the people who take
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The man is a TV gameshow phenomenon in the UK, but questions were raised when Richard Osman announced he was writing a crime novel. Could this incomer cut the mustard? Book sales of more than a million copies since The Thursday Murder Club was published in September last year, and 45 weeks at the top of
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Today’s Featured Deals In Case You Missed Yesterday’s Most Popular Deals Previous Daily Deals Murder on Cold Street by Sherry Thomas for $2.99 These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong for $1.99 This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper for $2.99 Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer for $2.99 Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X.
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Welcome back to our weekly news column where, today, historical crime fiction rules the roost. Leonora Nattrass’ Black Drop sounds intriguing and even more so when you find out what ‘black drop’ actually is. But if the late 18th century isn’t your thing, we’ve got capering criminals in Gregory Galloway’s latest novel and a new
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