Literature

Sarah Sheridan’s debut crime novel is a fast-moving psychological thriller about murder and corruption within the Roman Catholic Church. What’s different here is that it’s not the sexual abuse of children we’re talking about, but rather the cover-ups that go on when priests break their vows of celibacy and the struggles faced by the children
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As we type in these details about the latest crime novels to hit the shelves, Britain is at the eye of storm Christoph, the world faces a pandemic and in America the political seesaw has just tipped back with a jolt. What happens next? Well, one thing’s for sure, we’re going to keep on reading
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Jane Harper’s latest crime mystery, now out in hardcover, revisits the perils of small-town life so expertly deconstructed in The Dry and The Lost Man. The setting this time is coastal Tasmania and a village called Evelyn Bay. The Survivors is the title of a trio of life-size iron statues erected at the end of
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It is over a decade since Lisa Gardner last tempted her fans with a standalone crime novel. They say good things come to those who wait, so does Before She Disappeared meet expectations? I’m pleased to report that the answer is a resounding ‘yes’! Frankie Elkin is a middle aged white woman, an alcoholic and
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There are certain writers and series that you can count on to raise the spirits of crime fiction lovers at this dark time, as the world battles coronavirus. Andrew Martin and his railway detective character Jim Stringer are among that number. When Martin’s new book, Powder Smoke, landed on the doormat here at CFL HQ,
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When people think of detective duos, none is as quintessential as Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. Since Sherlock Holmes, many mystery writers have played off the dynamic with their detective duos in fascinating ways. The most recent iteration is Stuart Turton’s newest The Devil and The Dark Water (2020). There will be spoilers ahead. The
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Debut author Julie Carrick Dalton deserves praise for making concerns about important social issues – climate change and immigration – an integral part of her new novel. It isn’t always easy to do that without turning a book into a lecture or consciousness-raising exercise. In this case, the story remains uppermost, and the characters themselves
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Kate Aitken left New York under a cloud, heading to California and a new start. In the Big Apple she was a journalist, caught up in the buzz and excitement of the vibrant city; now in the little coastal town of Callinas she is living with her aunt and uncle and working as an archivist,
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