Books

Written by AS Hatch — Reading can transport you to a wealth of different places and myriad experiences. Each book holds a world within its pages, and for an avid reader, those contrasts can be a bit addictive. For example, the last book I read was Silver by Chris Hammer. It’s a sprawling tale set
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On the Radar — Can you spot the incendiary thread that runs through the first three new crime releases this week? We’ve got arson and a cold case that turns red hot in the latest from Michael Connelly, that good old reference to wooden matches via Christopher Fowler’s new Bryant and May book and the
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Written by Joyce Carol Oates — Joyce Carol Oates is famously prolific and writes across a number of forms and genres. This novella promises a story of suspense. Abby is 20 years old and living in New York State, a virgin bride to a religious medical student. She has recurring nightmares about skeletons. One the
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At the foot of South Africa’s Swartberg Mountains lies Ladismith. This remote little Klein Karoo town is the home of South African crime writer Sally Andrew as well as her inimitable main character, Tannie Maria van Harten. Tannie is Africa’s most famous crime-busting agony aunt, and Death on the Limpopo, which features her latest exploits,
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Sponsored by Dark Pattern by Andrew Mayne. These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals The Devil’s Star by Jo Nesbø for $1.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover image below. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don
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Remember how Robert Mitchum when to Japan in The Yakuza? Or how Michael Douglas was an American in Tokyo in Black Rain? Well, the BBC is set to flip that East-West crime fiction paradigm around. Giri/Haji is a fascinating new series that sees a Japanese cop in London looking for his yakuza brother. [embedded content]
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The victim is often held accountable for the aggression that is the responsibility of the assaulter. When a woman is subjected to sexual violence, she is the one who is held at gunpoint. It’s needless to say that this is how patriarchy works: its entire structure is framed to discount atrocities imposed by men. Rape
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Written by Jørn Lier Horst, translated by Anne Bruce — Best-selling Norwegian author Jorn Lier Horst, the modern master of the police procedural, has penned another winner with the second instalment of his Cold Case Quartet. Like the first book in the series, the Petrona Award-winning Katharina Code, a current crime intersects with a cold case
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Written by Chris Hammer — We first met this author and his creation the world-weary journalist Martin Scarsden in the excellent debut novel Scrublands. With that novel shortlisted for the 2019 CWA John Creasy New Blood Dagger, Hammer and Scarsden are back and somehow it feels like they’ve never been away. Silver opens just a
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If you like to unwind by reading a good romance novel or watching one of those addicting home renovation shows, we have great news—you no longer have to choose between the two. There’s a whole sub-genre of books that bring both of your guilty pleasures into one entertaining combo: renovation romance.  That’s right. If you
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On the Radar — Our weekly new books column returns with the latest from UK author Kerry Wilkinson, whose psychological thriller kicks off with a fascinating premise – the killer’s victim is somehow still alive. But that’s not all. We’ve got cosy, we’ve got historical, we’ve got noir, we’ve got Scandinavian crime fiction. What more
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The Dublin Murder Squad series of crime novels by Tana French are being adapted for television by the BBC and RTE. Starting on Monday 14 October, BBC One will be broadcasting The Dublin Murders, a crime show based on the books In the Woods and The Likeness. With a dark and creepy vibe, the eight-episode
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Maybe you saw the recent article on Instagram-famed Caroline Calloway and dug up your Instagram account to see what was up. Maybe you’re a huge fan of the app and spend a good amount of your day refreshing your feed and connecting with other users. And maybe you have watched the follower counts of Instagram
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Written by Hannelore Cayre, translated by Stephanie Smee — This fantastic novel, first published in France only two years ago, has already won the European Crime Fiction Prize and the Grand Prix de Literature Policiere. Isabelle Huppert will star in the film adaptation coming next year. Written as a memoir, The Godmother tells the story
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Written by SJI Holliday — So you like travel and meeting new people? Consider this a fair warning. SJI Holliday’s latest travel thriller will make you reconsider your next chance encounter with a seemingly innocent fellow traveller. Laura breaks her leg in a freak accident and cancels her plans to travel on the Trans-Siberian Express
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Michelle Obama is back with a companion guided journal to her 2018 bestseller, Becoming! Kirkus reports that Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Random House, announced the forthcoming journal, Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice, set for release on November 19. The publisher said the journal will be chock full of insight, with “more than
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Finnish author Antti Tuomainen’s Little Siberia is far more than a peculiar crime caper – it has a far deeper meaning, which you’ll discover when you read this exemplary Scandinavian crime novel. Set in a small town near the Russian border, the book centres on Joel Huhta, minister to his congregation and, for the time
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In this debut technothriller, cyber expert Tom Chatfield brings his hacker-hero Azi Bellow out of the shed where he dwells and into the real world, to help his online friend Sigma. Trying to expose a terrorist plot, she’s offended people in the darkest corner of the Dark Web, a site called Gomorrah. With questionable aid
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What they’re reading: Kelsey Miller Posted by Lily, Associate Editor on December 17, 2018 When a rumor recently surfaced that Netflix was pulling “Friends” from its lineup at the end of the year, Twitter collectively lost its mind. No need to panic yet (Netflix has the rights to the ’90s phenomenon till the end of
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On the Radar — Sometimes we’ve got to stay on our toes as we report on the latest crime fiction releases. The press copy of Silver by Chris Hammer went around with an on sale date of 9 January attached, but we ran our routine checks on it and spotted that the Kindle version has
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The best romance covers of 2018 Posted by Savanna, Assistant Editor on December 13, 2018 This is always one of my favorite posts to put together—who wouldn’t want to gaze at shirtless men and glorious gowns? But this year’s list was particularly fun in that the noble art of the romance cover has been going
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