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The third book in Tom Bouman‘s Henry Farrell series has arrived, and it takes us back to Wild Thyme, Pennsylvania. The place has a fitting name. Sitting deep in the woods, nature is on everyone’s doorstep. Sometimes, it’s at their necks. Which is exactly how The Bramble and the Rose begins, as Farrell is called
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Wizarding World, the franchise consisting of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts universe, announced on Twitter that a number of resources will be made available to fans of the series in response to the COVID-19 crisis.  In a more detailed announcement on their website, Wizarding World wrote, “During the strange times we now find ourselves
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Written by Harlan Coben — In a world where crime novel reading can sometimes feel a little samey, here’s an author you can always rely upon to come up with something that bit different. So meet Wilde, the boy from the woods of the title. He’s an attractive loner who lives in an eco-capsule in
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American icon Dolly Parton has some much-needed good news for all of us: she’ll be reading weekly bedtime stories during these difficult times. Is there anything more uplifting than Dolly Parton reading children’s books? The 10-week program called “GoodNight With Dolly” will feature Parton reading children’s books every week. The program kicks off on Thursday,
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On the Radar — It’s pretty exciting when an author like Don Winslow drops you a line. We received a letter from the author last week telling us about how he’s doing the literary equivalent of changing his event. Known for his marathon crime stories set down on the US-Mexico border, he has decided to
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Written by AJ Sidransky —World War II and the excesses of the Nazi regime have provided endless inspiration for crime and thriller writers. While I’ve read my share of books set in that era, I rarely find one with a fresh and appealing story line that equals AJ Sidransky’s in this new political thriller.  
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Written by Chris Nickson — The publication of The Molten City comes as Chris Nickson is celebrating 10 years of writing historical crime fiction set in Leeds. His output covers every decade from the 1890s to the 1950s and he has written a number of series. In this book he returns to Detective Superintendent Tom
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Written by Douglas Skelton — Can it be a whole year since we first met reporter Rebecca Connolly in Thunder Bay in the wilds of Scotland? It certainly is, and we’re well overdue a catch up! After her adventures on the island of Stoirm, we find Rebecca back at her desk at the Highland Chronicle,
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The literary queen of advice columns, Cheryl Strayed, is bringing her persona of Dear Sugar back for a minute, in the world’s time of need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Strayed announced on her Instagram that she’ll be on the first Live Wire House Parties episode on Friday, March 27, answering questions sent to hello@livewireradio.org. No information
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Written by Kathy Reichs — We’re at book 19 featuring forensic anthropologist Dr Temperance ‘Tempe’ Brennan, and as A Conspiracy of Bones opens, our heroine is at home in North Carolina recovering from neurosurgery following an aneurysm. It’s the first sign that this novel is a little different from all the rest. Tempe’s brain isn’t
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Written by Simone Buchholz, translated by Rachel Ward — German crime author Simone Buchholz has won numerous awards for her noir thrillers. Her most recent book, an energetic police procedural, is newly translated into English and won the German Crime Fiction Prize in 2019. Like Buchholz’s previous two novels, Mexico Street features public prosecutor Chastity
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Coronavirus or not, the members of the Crime Fiction Lover team are used to reading and writing in isolation. So an unexpected email from Denmark came as a welcome surprise. Sparpedia.dk has named our site as one of the Top 20 Novel and Books Blogs of 2020 and we’re thrilled and delighted! “I can feel
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On the Radar — We’re living in troubled times, and as we all struggle to come to terms with what’s happening in the here-and-now it’s mighty tempting to hark back to the past. But were the good old days really all they’re cracked up to be? Judging by this week’s crop of new releases, the
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Chris Nickson is celebrating 10 years of crime writing about Leeds with the publication of his 22nd novel, The Molten City, on 31 March. He has written a number of historical crime series set in different periods, and this one sees the return of Nickson’s Edwardian detective DS Tom Harper. Here, the author shares with
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Macmillan Publishers announced today that in the interest of setting aside differences, they will return to the library ebook pricing model that was in place October 31, 2019. They will also be temporarily lowering prices on select ebooks “to help expand libraries’ collections in these difficult times.” The message came down from Macmillan’s CEO, John
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Written by Eva Björg Aegisdóttir, translated by Victoria Cribb — When you’ve developed your taste for Scandinavian crime fiction with the Swedish and Danish authors, it’s time to move on to the Norwegians and Finns. Then you’re properly hooked, and it’s Iceland you turn to for the premium, high-proof stuff. The landscape. The furious seas.
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Written by Albert Tucher — Al Tucher has made something of a specialty of setting his crime stories in Hawaii, especially the Big Island, and his new novella puts the lore, multicultural mix, unique foods and island attitude front and centre once again. Kilauea, home of Pele, the volcano goddess, is the most active volcano
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Written by Peter Swanson — Anthony Horowitz calls this entertaining new puzzle mystery by Peter Swanson ‘fiendish good fun’, and that really hits the nail on the head. It pulls together some of the best plots from past crime novels and combines them in a deliciously innovative way. Malcolm Kershaw is part-owner of the Old
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