New Releases

Only Killers and Thieves – Paul Howarth

‘Only Killers and Thieves’ by English-Australian author Paul Howarth is as good a debut novel as I’ve read in a long time. For its powerful sense of place – and an extraordinary place too, unforgiving but beautiful – its sophisticated characterisation, well-paced plot and, above all, for Howarth’s spare, intense writing, veined with strong echoes ...
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Conviction – Julia Dahl

Uber-cosmopolitan New York City may seem the ultimate interconnected melting pot, yet local communities can be very powerful in its midst. Disturbingly so, if they turn out to be closeted, oppressive and non-inclusive. You’ll get a strong sense of this reading the powerful crime novels written by Julia Dahl, featuring young New York journalist Rebekah ...
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The Wife – Alafair Burke

US author Alafair Burke, a former prosecutor who now teaches criminal law, has ten crime novels under her belt. Some are of the serial variety, featuring Assistant District Attorney Samantha Kincaid or NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher, and others are stand-alone ones, like ‘The Ex’, nominated last year for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. Burke’s ...
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Interviews

Interview with Tim Baker, author of ‘City Without Stars’

We’re pleased to host once again Tim Baker, author of ‘City Without Stars’, whose debut thriller, ‘Fever City’, we reviewed in January 2016. ‘Fever City’ was a hard act to follow, a gripping, elaborate novel set between the early 1960s and the present, weaving together the kidnapping of the eight-year-old heir to one of America’s ...
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