Books

Written by Elly Griffiths — The best crime book series – for example, the likes of Bosch and Rebus – keep the readers coming back by always surprising us. Yes, we know the central characters well, but just leaving them plodding along the same old furrow is dull, predictable, and ultimately, a turn off. So
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On the Radar — Someone told us you love tricksy mysteries, and if that’s true you’ve come to the right place. On the Radar is our weekly news column and we’ve got five brain-tinglers for you this week, starting with one set in Ireland. There are psychological thrills, espionage, mobsters, criminal kids and more… A
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Written by Kate Vane — Journalists often make excellent lead characters as tenacious investigative reporters picking through the bones of crimes and societal corruption. Chris Brookmyre’s Jack Parlabane is a standout of the type, a truth-seeking maverick, who’ll let nothing stand in the way of justice through the printed story. In Still You Sleep, Kate
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Written by Dreda Say Mitchell — While many of Dreda Say Mitchell’s earlier novels have focused on London’s ganglands and young characters in that setting, her recent standalone novels have shifted to psychological thriller territory. But she’s not a writer who wants to create stories about young women who have disappeared and are victims. Instead,
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Written by Sarah Stovell — In a remote part of the Lake District stands a property that serves as a home to a trio of troubled young women. The latest residents are Hope, Annie and Lara, and all three girls have troubled pasts which have affected them deeply. It’s Christmas Eve as this story begins,
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Every year since his start as President, Trump has attempted to eliminate funding to libraries, and 2021’s budget proposal tries once more. The 2021 budget proposes to eliminate the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), which funds research, offers policy development, and provides grants for museums and libraries, among other roles. Additionally, the
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Crime Fiction Lover recommending that you watch a programme from the Star Trek franchise is probably the last thing you’d expect, but what is life without surprises? As we write this article, Star Trek: Picard is only three episodes in, with new ones available to stream on Fridays via Amazon Prime, and from the very
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Sponsored by Amazon Publishing and A Cold Trail by Robert Dugoni. These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals The Hollow of Fear by Sherry Thomas for $1.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover image below. Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins for
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Written by Mark Dawson — Set only a few months before the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, The Vault is a standalone spy thriller with all the standard, but essential elements of the sub-genre – MI6, double agents and covert operations with plenty of action included. After months of planning and burrowing a
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Sponsored by All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace with Fierce Reads. These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson for $2.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover image below. This Is How It Always Is
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On the Radar — Memory loss is not something we’re prone to here on Crime Fiction Lover – we never forget a great read! – but it’s central to our lead book in this week’s new books column. As well as Andrew Ewart’s Forget Me, don’t forget to check out Still You Sleep by our
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Sponsored by Penguin Random House Library Marketing. These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel for $2.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover image below. Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan for $3.99. Get it here, or
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