Literature

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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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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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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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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When Bad Penny Blues was published in 2009, it became a cult classic, the kind of novel other writers refer to as a landmark. If you’ve not yet discovered it this new edition, with an introduction by Greil Marcus and insightful afterword by the author, is for you. Dealing as it does with violence against
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