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When three university students are killed in a rural town in Nigeria the father of one of the victims hires Phillip Taiwo, a psychologist and expert in crowd behaviour and violence, to investigate the controversial incident, in Lightseekers by Femi Kayode. Through Phillip’s investigation the multitude of socio-political issues in Nigeria, such as poverty, crime,
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Scottish comic book writer Robbie Morrison makes a fine debut in the world of crime fiction with a 1930s mystery set in dark and dirty Glasgow. When the solicitor Charles Geddes is pulled from the Clyde with his throat slit, his widow insists that police detective James Dreghorn investigate the case. Dreghorn and the widow
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Today our new books column starts off with some very hot Mexican crime fiction by Élmer Mendoza, AKA the godfather of narco-lit. It seems that Latin American crime fiction just gets better and better, so see what you think of Kiss the Detective. But if that’s not your thing, there’s plenty more heat coming your
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Today’s Featured Deals In case you missed yesterday’s most popular deals Previous Daily Deals Temper by Layne Fargo for $1.99 Providence by Max Barry for $1.99 My Best Friend’s Exorcism byGrady Hendrix for $2.99 Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa for $1.99 Hunted by the Sky by Tanaz Bhathena for $2.99 The Red Queen
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Ezekiel Porterhouse Rawlins has reached a professional and personal peak by the summer of 1969 in Blood Grove, the latest novel in the series by Walter Mosley. He owns the WRENS-L detective agency, drives a 1968 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI, and lives in a gated community with his adopted daughter Feather. He is happy, but not
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Mismatched pairs are a staple of crime fiction, and the protagonists in Chris Brookmyre’s new thriller about the movie business become the unlikeliest of pals. He teams Millie, a 70-year-old former horror film makeup artist, with Jerry, a dreadlocked black college student who loves the horror genre. Their humour, shared movie references and sense of
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This morning Sheree Renee Thomas and Malka Older announced the nominees for this year’s Hugos, joined by Ulysses Campbell, the Treasurer of DC Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C. The Hugo Awards have celebrated science fiction and fantasy since 1953. The 2021 Hugo Award Ceremony will take place at the 79th annual World Science Fiction Convention (WorldCon),
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Ruth Galloway is back, and happily she has returned to home turf in North Norfolk in this latest Elly Griffiths novel, the 13th in the series. A body is found on the beach by a bunch of metal detectorists who call themselves The Night Hawks, and soon DCI Harry Nelson is at the scene to
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What do you feel like has been the most pivotal part of your year so far?  Working on my releases and working on new music! What has been a big challenge so far?  Learning how to motivate myself. Where do you feel like your sound is going in your next release?  BLUES BLUES BLUES! My
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If you like to be in at the very beginning of a new cosy mystery series, then Murder on the Island can go on your list – it’s the first book in the Chloe Canton series. The story begins with some life-changing events for Chloe, which could lead to her discovering another side to her
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Welcome to another edition of On the Radar, our weekly column featuring new releases. It’s often a very mixed bag, and that’s because the crime genre is so broad and varied. This week we kick things off with a standalone from Bath-based thriller author Tim Weaver, which works a clever concept to good effect. There’s
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Translated by Quentin Bates — Corylus Books was set up a year or two ago with the aim of publishing crime novels that might not normally make it into English translation, and Silenced by Solveig Palsdottir is the company’s third release, following Solveig’s earlier novel The Fox, and Sword by Bogdan Teodorescu. It’s a worthwhile
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How to Betray Your Country is the second book in a planned themed trilogy exploring the ways an individual spy might turn traitorous. It follows on from Beside the Syrian Sea, in which an English spy attempts to trade national secrets in order to free his father, held captive by ISIS. The author uses the
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I’ve been hosting bookish podcasts for more than a decade, and in that time, the question I’ve been asked more than any other is, “Will you interview this author on your show?” The answer is almost always no, and here’s why: quiet as it’s kept, author interviews are almost always boring. But with the combination
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Today’s Featured Deals In case you missed yesterday’s most popular deals Previous Daily Deals Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant for $2.99 Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia for $4.99 Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark for $2.99 Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder by T.A. Willberg for $2.99 The Mere Wife
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The 18th book in John Connolly’s Charlie Parker series, The Dirty South is actually a step back in time to the aftermath of the brutal murder of Parker’s wife, Susan, and daughter, Jennifer, 20 years earlier. It doesn’t go all the way back to the beginning of his story, but almost. The year is 1997
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Translated by Sam Malissa — If you ever find yourself on a train in Japan it’s best you forget the premise of Kotaro Isaka’s latest crime fiction novel to appear in translation. In Bullet Train there are no less than five assassins on a high-speed train travelling from Tokyo to Morioka. Driven by their search
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Now here’s a Swedish crime drama that sounds a bit different to the morose and moody Nordic noir we know and love. We Got This is the story of an American in Stockholm called George English. George is going to set out to solve the biggest mystery in Swedish history: who murdered the former prime
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