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Riverflow – Alison Layland

‘Riverflow’, the second novel written by literary translator Alison Layland (after ‘Someone Else’s Conflict’) is a clever story that subtly blends tension, psychological observation and insights into contemporary attitudes towards environmental protection and green activism. Though it begins with a mysterious, unexplained death, it’s far removed from canonical crime fiction, but it definitely reads as ...
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The Stories You Tell – Kristen Lepionka

After a remarkable debut (‘The Last Place You Look’) and an accomplished second novel (‘What You Want to See’), young US author Kristen Lepionka has produced a brilliant third instalment of the adventures of private investigator Roxane Weary with her latest novel, ‘The Stories You Tell’. Set in Columbus, Ohio, like the first two novels ...
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A Stranger in My Grave – Margaret Millar

‘A Stranger in My Grave’, the second novel by US author Margaret Millar published by Pushkin Press as part of its eclectic collection of 1950s and 1960s crime stories (after ‘Vanish in an Instant’), is a brilliant work of fiction that, while firmly rooted in the crime/thriller genre, is also a thoughtful, engaging, and devilishly ...
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Joe Country – Mick Herron

‘Joe Country’ is the sixth instalment in Mick Herron’s Jackson Lamb spy thriller series, a genre-redefining saga chronicling the seamy, low-fi and delightfully quirky espionage capers involving a ragtag bunch of contemporary MI5 agents. Among the many reputable writers who have taken up the gauntlet of writing spook thrillers in the post-Cold War era, Herron ...
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Rafael Bernal – The Mongolian Conspiracy

Mexico City, the late 1960s: the capital of a formally democratic state still relying on the military for ‘legitimacy’, a sprawling metropolis and a melting-pot community that isn’t far from one of the political hotspots of the time, as reverberations of the Cuban crisis, which threatened the international power balance between the USA, Russia and ...
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A Good Enough Mother – Bev Thomas

Bev Thomas’s debut novel, ‘A Good Enough Mother’, is a brilliant, genre-defying exploration of the complexities of motherhood, and of the constant conflict between reason and emotion. It tells the story of a respected psychologist who struggles, and fails, to keep her grief as the mother of a missing son at bay, until it collides ...
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Before She Knew Him – Peter Swanson

There are various breeds of criminals in fiction and, sadly, in real life, from the crime lords who can only be vanquished by super-hero opposition, to everyday villains, driven by circumstances and opportunity, the stuff of domestic noirs and police procedurals. And there is another breed, one that is disturbing, secretive and unfathomable. Men and ...
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Run You Down – Julia Dahl

‘Run You Down’ is the second novel by Julia Dahl featuring feisty young New York journalist Rebekah Roberts. In the first, ‘Invisible City’, which was published in 2014 and won the Macavity, Barry and Shamus Awards, Dahl plunged the reader into the cloistered world of the ultra-orthodox Hasidic community in Brooklyn, and introduced Rebekah, a ...
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