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As well as a brand new novel by well-known Scottish author Douglas Skelton, this week’s On the Radar column introduces four authors we’ve never covered before. Please welcome Chris Hauty, Camilla Bruce, Linda Mather and Austin Brooks to the site, and check out their new novels as well. But we’ll get things underway with a
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Yen Press Hayashi’s frank, guileless demeanor quietly draws the attention of classmates and strangers as he counts all the stairs in school, photographs street signs, and dries sweet potatoes on the classroom balcony. In a world shaped by conformity, Hayashi is refreshingly and unapologetically true to himself. Conversely, Nikaidou has worked very hard to perfect
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Ex-police detective Anita Sundström is back in the eighth of Torquil MacLeod’s Malmö Mysteries series. It’s been a year since Anita resigned from the Skåne County Police and her current job at the Malmö’s tourism office lacks the excitement she thrived on as a police investigator and a decent salary. When she is approached by Magda
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Sportsmen taking a knee have made headlines recently, so Kevin G Chapman’s latest Mike Stoneman story is a timely release. Let me explain why. Quarterback Jimmy Rydell has a starring role in Fatal Infraction. He’s a key member of the New York Jets American Football team and in the past ruffled a lot of feathers
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Today’s Featured Deals In case you missed yesterday’s most popular deals Previous Daily Deals Still Lives by Maria Hummel for $1.99 The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie for $1.99 Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young for $2.99 The Color Purple by Alice Walker for $1.99 In the Distance by Hernan Diaz for
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Today’s Featured Deals In case you missed yesterday’s most popular deals Previous Daily Deals The Color Purple by Alice Walker for $1.99 In the Distance by Hernan Diaz for $1.99 Son of the Storm by Suyi Davies Okungbowa for $4.99 Daring Greatly by Brené Brown for $2.99 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
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In case you missed yesterday’s most popular deals Previous Daily Deals The Color Purple by Alice Walker for $1.99 In the Distance by Hernan Diaz for $1.99 Son of the Storm by Suyi Davies Okungbowa for $4.99 Daring Greatly by Brené Brown for $2.99 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman for $1.99 The
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On the Radar returns after a one-week hiatus with a hot line-up of new crime novels for you to check out. We’ve got six in total this week, including the latest from top British author Steve Cavanagh, and top American author Megan Abbott. As well as courtroom drama care of Cavanagh, it looks like there
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The finalists for the World Fantasy Awards have been announced. The finalists for novel and novella are: Novel Piranesi by Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury) Trouble the Saints by Alaya Dawn Johnson (Tor Books) The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones (Saga Press/Titan UK) Today In Books Newsletter Sign up to Today In Books to receive
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Translated by Graham H Roberts — This slim volume comes in the guise of a flyweight but punches like a super-heavyweight. Little Rebel is a thought-provoking novella that is also highly entertaining. A police inspector is seconded to the regional office for State Internal Security in an unnamed port city in western France. Geopolitical events,
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The 19th novel in the Charlie Parker series barely features John Connolly’s troubled detective. Instead, this story belongs to his associates Louis and Angel. Lovers, as well as partners in crime, they are a study in contrasts. Louis is black, always immaculately presented, and a cold-bloodied assassin. Angel is white, shabbily dressed, recovering from cancer,
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Reese’s Book Club announced its late summer 2021 YA pick: The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee. Described as “the perfect end-of-summer escape” in the club’s Instagram announcement, The Downstairs Girl is YA historical fiction set in the post-Civil War (“New”) South. The story follows 17-year-old Jo Kuan who works as a lady’s maid in Atlanta
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This new thriller by Mark Edwards takes place at an inland summer resort in the state of Maine. He takes advantage of Maine’s reputation as remote, dotted with lakes, and covered in deep forests to establish a bit of an other-worldly atmosphere. He doesn’t miss the economic straits and spotty wi-fi reception of the state’s
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Today’s Featured Deals In case you missed yesterday’s most popular deals Previous Daily Deals The Neapolitan Novels Boxed Set (all four novels in one: My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, and The Story of the Lost Child) by Elena Ferrante for $3.99 Sunflower Sisters by
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This airline thriller is an exciting debut for author TJ Newman. She puts her decade of experience as a flight attendant to good use in conveying an in-depth understanding of the mindsets of passengers, crew and air traffic control, not to mention realistic details regarding equipment and procedure. It has received massive hype from the
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Stephen Graham Jones’s wonderful contemporary gothic tale starts with a crime, when four young Blackfeet men trespass on the part of their reservation set aside for the tribe’s elders and shoot into a herd of elk. One of the dying elk was pregnant and in the rest of the novel she returns – in their
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Chris McKinney’s career as an author began with The Tattoo in 2000, and Midnight, Water City is his seventh novel. The science fiction mystery is his first work of genre fiction, the first not set in his home state of Hawaii, and the first instalment of the Water City Trilogy. The novel is narrated in
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The first thing they tell you at any creative writing class is to write about what you know. Catherine Steadman has certainly taken the advice to heart with her latest standalone thriller, The Disappearing Act. Fans of Downton Abbey will recognise Catherine as Mabel Lane Fox; crime fiction lovers are familiar with her in another
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Michale Connelly recently posted a short video from the set of the Bosch spinoff. Ah Harry, you have been teasing us! Even as the credits were running on the last episode of the final season of Bosch on Amazon Prime, work was starting on a spinoff series that is destined to run on Amazon-owned IMDb
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Smithsonian Magazine reports that Lance Zaal, the owner of Ghost Adventures, which operates ghost tour experiences across the United States, has purchased the house where the Borden murders occurred. The Fall River, Massachusetts house where, in 1892, Andrew and Abby Borden were murdered with a hatchet, putting daughter/step-daughter Lizzie Borden in the public eye as
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