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The Best Crime Books of 2014

Here are our top ten crime books of the year, as chosen by our crime (fiction) specialist Fiona Hardy. Displayed in no particular order.

North of Boston by Elisabeth Elo

This is a book for all the senses: perfumer Pirio Kasparov is nearly killed in an incident at sea that claims the life of her old friend Ned and leaves her afloat in freezin…

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The Best Fiction Books of 2014

Here are our top ten fiction books of the year, voted for by Readings staff. Displayed in no particular order.

Heat and Light by Ellen van Neerven

Ellen van Neerven’s Heat and Light is an exceptional debut. This work of fiction could be called a short-story collection, or a novel in three parts – categorising these powerful portraits of Abor…

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The Best Middle Fiction Books of 2014

Here are our top ten middle fiction (ages 8 to 12) books of the year, voted for by Readings staff. Displayed in no particular order.

My Dog Doesn’t Like Me by Elizabeth Fensham

Eric is disappointed when his new dog, who he imagined would be his loyal companion, clearly prefers everyone else in the family. Eric and his friends work out tricks…

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