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The Innocent Dead is 15th in Scottish author Lin Anderson’s long-running series of police procedurals featuring forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod and the Glaswegian team she works with. Echoes of several of those earlier books appear rather frequently in the pages of this new one, although this is the first of hers I’ve read. Forty-five years
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Julianna Burke is a successful crime writer, loved by readers the world over. Her books sell and sell, with each new release eagerly awaited by fans. She and her husband Connor are very much in love and enjoy a charmed life, with homes in South Carolina and Scotland. As we first meet Julianna, she’s arriving
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It turns out the new normal is just like the old normal, only a bit more rubbish. That’s why we need crime fiction – it can take us well away from the normal. Take this week’s new books, for example. The normal settings of London and New York are put to one side in these
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Today’s Featured Deals In case you missed yesterday’s most popular deals Previous Daily Deals Tidelands by Philippa Gregory for $1.99 The Dry by Jane Harper for $2.99 Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth for $2.99 Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo for $2.99 The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite for $1.99 What We
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What does the term:  “MAKING IT”  mean to you?  To reach my full Self-actualization. Sometimes I feel like i’m hard on myself because it’s so much to do, so much to accomplish out there. You know there is know one that’s going to help you but you and you have to make do with what
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The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) has issued a letter to the Burbank School District in Burbank, California, regarding the district’s proposed censorship of several American classics. Books are introduced and removed from school curricula on a regular basis. However, certain texts are perennial in American classrooms, among them The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; Roll
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Today’s Featured Deals In case you missed yesterday’s most popular deals Previous Daily Deals The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite for $1.99 What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons for $1.99 White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi for $1.99 Stealing Home by Sherryl Woods for $1.99 Songs of the Humpback Whale by
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Today’s Featured Deals In case you missed yesterday’s most popular deals Previous Daily Deals Skinjacker Trilogy by Neal Shusterman for $4.99 The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers for $2.99 Party of Two by Jasmine Guillory for $1.99 Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle for $2.99 Here to Stay by Sara Farizan
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Things are bad. But they’re not as bad as you think. Scotland’s premier crime fiction author, Ian Rankin, is still writing about his Edinburgh detective John Rebus and long may that continue. A Song for the Dark Times is our lead book this week and at the same time we bring you news of releases
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Do you like to thrust your hands into the dirt and dwell on burial rites? Do you savor the reputations of nightshade and oleander? Do your flowers bloom at night? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, then you may be a goth gardener! Wow, do we ever have some books for you.
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While Jane Austen is mostly known for writing beautiful, thoughtful romances, Austen’s authorship is also marked by wit, a critique of British society in the 18th century, and of course, her expressive arguments against the patriarchy. For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn?
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Department store security men. You probably never even notice them but being inconspicuous comes with the job description, I imagine. So Jim definitely fits the bill as he patrols the aisles of a shop in Cork in the Republic of Ireland. He’s an ex garda and his old fashioned copper ways mean he is treated
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Today’s Featured Deals In case you missed yesterday’s most popular deals Previous Daily Deals Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton for $1.99 The Old Ways by Robert Macfarlane for $1.99 All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven for $1.99 My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing for $1.99 Symptoms of a Heartbreak by Sona Charaipotra
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Today’s Featured Deals In case you missed yesterday’s most popular deals Previous Daily Deals Symptoms of a Heartbreak by Sona Charaipotra for $2.99 Well-Read Black Girl by Glory Edim for $2.99 A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson for $1.99 Pizza Girl by Jean Kyoung Frazier for $3.99 Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
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Today’s Featured Deals In case you missed yesterday’s most popular deals Previous Daily Deals Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison for $1.99 The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams for $2.99 Rogue Protocol: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells for $2.99 You Can’t Touch My Hair by Phoebe Robinson for $1.99 Golden Poppies by Laila
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Celebrating excellence, originality, and accessibility in writing by women in English from across the world and now in its 25th year, the Women’s Prize for Fiction has announced its 2020 winner: Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell. In a virtual ceremony, the Women’s Prize for Fiction paid homage to every past winner in its 25 years, celebrated the
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The Book Riot staff is taking the day off for Labor Day in the U.S.! We’ll be back tomorrow with your regularly scheduled posts, newsletters, and podcasts. Meanwhile, check out these books about the U.S. Labor Movement and these books to read on Labor Day. Have a great day and happy reading.
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