Month: May 2020

Books with a deaf protagonist are pretty unusual. Two recent ones include Dark Pines by Will Dean and The Silent House by Nell Pattison. Now we’ve got Shh by Jocelyn Dexter – a police procedural and psychological thriller rolled into one neat package. And it’s gory stuff, with the author setting out her bloodstained stall
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Translated by Victoria Cribb — The Mist completes – or starts, depending on how you read it – Ragnar Jonasson’s Hidden Iceland series. The first in the series, The Darkness, introduced us to Hulda Hermansdottir, a police detective on the verge of retiring from the Reykjavik police force. It provided the background and revealed large
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Steph Cha has created a timely and unforgettable story about crime, injustice and the collision of two Los Angeles cultures, not written in abstract terms, but in the painful impact the conflict has on multiple generations of two families – one black and one Korean. Although most of the story takes place in 2019, it
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If you like an author who’s able to sweep back into the past and render a setting and crime story to perfection, then it’s time to start getting excited as Faber prepares to release the latest David Peace novel. Tokyo Redux completes his Tokyo Trilogy. We’ve also got new Australian crime fiction, a tale of
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From the moment you are captive in the cockpit with pilot Vee Katchatourian as she makes an emergency landing in fog in 1943, you will be pulled in to the drama of this World War II thriller. Within seconds she meets Polish-born RAF flier Stefan Bergel. It’s chocks away for a tale of love, loyalty,
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The first book in a promising new collection, PI Tales, Throwing Off Sparks is also the first book in a new series featuring an East Texas-based female private investigator named Riley Reeves. It doesn’t exactly read like a first-in-a-series, though, and maybe at some future date we’ll get to learn the details of how Reeves
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Crime double acts, we all love ’em, from Hercule Poirot and Captain Hastings, Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson to, in more recent times, Washington Poe and Tilly Bradshaw and Harry Bosch and Renee Ballard. It’s that meeting of minds, yin and yang that creates such a delicious – and sometimes downright dastardly – balancing act.
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Today in our new books column we’re going to lighten the mood with two titles that take themselves far less seriously than most of the fare on our site. AJ Devlin has set a novel in the world of roller derby with an ex pro wrestler as the main character, while Zachary Colbert’s novella, well,
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