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And Fire Came Down – Emma Viskic

‘And Fire Came Down’ is the second novel by Emma Viskic – after ‘Resurrection Bay’ – featuring Australian insurance investigator Caleb Zelic. ‘Resurrection Bay’ scooped up an array of literary prizes in Australia, winning the 2016 Ned Kelly Award for Best Debut and three Davitt Awards, and has now been shortlisted for two Dagger Awards ...
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Cold Desert Sky – Rod Reynolds

‘Cold Desert Sky’ is the third novel by Rod Reynolds in the noir series featuring gutsy US reporter Charlie Yates.  Set in December 1946, ‘Cold Desert Sky’ is a punchy novel – a cocktail one part fact, three parts fiction – in which Reynolds ups his game and his locale, moving from the rural Texarkana ...
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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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