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Wild Lake – Laura Lippman

‘Wilde Lake’, the latest stand-alone novel by Laura Lippman, the multi award-winning author of the Tess Monaghan series and of ‘What the Dead Know’, is a gripping story about a murder, its investigation and solution. A sophisticated  novel featuring a skilfully woven plot, clever psychological insights, well-crafted characters (a feisty state’s attorney and her family, ...
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Bird in a Cage – Frédéric Dard

Pushkin Press, with their Vertigo imprint, deserve a huge round of applause from crime fiction lovers for publishing in English a selection of thrillers by Frédéric Dard, one of France’s most prolific and influential crime writers of the XXth century. ‘Bird in a Cage’ was written in 1961 and yet feels utterly contemporary, in the ...
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Clinch – Martin Holmén

‘Clinch’, the debut crime novel by Swedish author Martin Holmén, does exactly what it says on the tin, and does it very well. Right from the outset it grips you in a fierce embrace, and doesn’t let go. It gets personal, goes deep, and isn’t ashamed of its raw edges.  It’s also highly original, a ...
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Killer Nashville Writers’ Conference Announces Scholarship Opportunities

‘Killer Nashville’ has made a name for itself as a hub for good crime-writing and authorial opportunities. Its main event is the Killer Nashville Writers’ Conference , founded in 2006 by writer and filmmaker Clay Stafford as a trademarked charitable production of American Blackguard, Inc. With 500 participants every year, it has developed a reputation as a leading advocate for writers ...
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The Long Count – JM Gulvin

As does crime, good crime writing needs concealment. In his first John Q. mystery, ‘The Long Count’, JM Gulvin does conceal something big in the story. Something that, once revealed, will hit readers like a freight train. Or like a well-disguised royal flush. Gulvin works his surprise(s) cleverly, as an experienced poker player would, with ...
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Interview with Glen Erik Hamilton, author of ‘Hard Cold Winter’

Thriller Books Journal is pleased to host Glen Erik Hamilton, author of ‘Hard Cold Winter’, another intense, fast-paced thriller featuring unconventional hero Van Shaw. : Hello Glen, nice to meet you and thank you for joining us. Let’s start with some background: was writing fiction your first professional calling, and if not, how and when ...
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Hard Cold Winter – Glen Erik Hamilton

‘Hard Cold Winter’ is Glen Erik Hamilton’s second crime novel set in Seattle and featuring former US Army Ranger Van Shaw. It’s never easy to follow up a good first novel, and Hamilton has succeeded both in writing a captivating story and in establishing Van Shaw as a remarkable character, a highly original presence in ...
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Tregunna – Carla Vermaat

‘Tregunna’ by Dutch author Carla Vermaat, writing her twenty first novel in English (some using the nom de plume Mary Morgan), ranks among the most original crime stories I have read this year. The setting, to me at least, was a discovery:  the Cornish coast and the town of Newquay, which Vermaat paints so vividly, ...
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