Literature

Many of us are dreaming of the day when we can step back on a plane and fly off into the wide blue yonder. After reading Clare Mackintosh’s latest standalone, you may find yourself having second thoughts. This award-winning author has made a name for herself with an array of standalone psychological thrillers, including her
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Edited by Judy Penz Sheluk — Moonlight and Misadventure is the third short story anthology from Judy Penz Sheluk’s Superior Shores Press, and there’s lots here to like. For this collection, she’s attracted some of the best known and award-winning shorts masters from the US and Canada. Aside from the moonlight and misadventure themes of
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This week our new crime books column gets started with a bestseller from Germany by the country’s new star writer, Romy Hausmann. We’ve also got senseless crimes in Southampton, the new Skelfs novel by Doug Johnstone, a novel from Downton Abbey’s Catherine Steadman and an all-action CIA agent thriller by David Ricciardi. It’s a good
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True Crime Story is Joseph Knox’s fourth novel. It’s his first standalone after three instalments of his urban noir series featuring Detective Constable Aidan Watts of Greater Manchester Police. The ‘true’ in the title and the ‘novel’ in the subtitle immediately establish a tension between fact and fiction and the relationship between the two is
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Kate Winslet, the star of Titanic, is probably not the first actress that comes to mind when you think about who might play a hockey mom-style detective working for a small-town police department in Eastern Pennsylvania. But dressed in sweats and constantly vaping, she pulls it off perfectly as Mare Sheehan in HBO’s recent crime
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Mike Craven certainly knows how to open a novel. The first chapter of Black Summer, from earlier in the Tilly and Poe series, still sticks in my mind and makes me cringe. Dead Ground is the English author’s latest and it features a doozy too. Deep in a hi-tech bank vault, a gang of thieves
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Will Carver’s literary thriller has more than a dollop of devilish doings. The author’s last few novels such as Good Samaritans, Nothing Important Happened Today and Hinton Hollow Death Trip have loosely or more closely focused on the work of his darkly troubled police detective DS Pace, but here Carver cuts a new furrow with
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