Crime reviews

Dark Horse by Honey Brown

Don’t be led astray by her sweet name – Honey Brown can write a mean psychological thriller. Last year, I adored her highly original After the Darkness, and this year Dark Horse has come along to kee…

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A Delicate Truth by John le Carré

For more than five decades, John le Carré has been the revered master of the British spy novel, and his latest work, A Delicate Truth, is no exception. While the edginess of earlier classics, such as…

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Under Your Skin by Sabine Durrant

The popularity of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl has brought about a revival of interesting crime writing of a particular vein. To say more would be to give too much away here, but what a delicious reviva…

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Good News, Bad News by Maggie Groff

Sometimes a book comes along that is exactly the right read at the right time. Good News, Bad News, and the perky heroine contained inside its pages, were a balm for me this month. After too many cri…

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I Hear the Sirens in the Street by Adrian McKinty

Northern Ireland, 1983: the unfortunate home of the Troubles and the fortunate home of Catholic Detective Inspector Sean Duffy. Smart, funny, tough and sad, he’s not impartial to a bit of poetry, or …

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The Midnight Promise by Zane Lovitt

Private investigator and Melbournite John Dorn is down and out, surrounded by crooks and his own slowly disintegrating world. But John is determined, quietly honest, and smart enough to stand back an…

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The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz’s addition to Watson’s chronicles of Sherlock Holmes is so perfect that my naturally sceptical mind is struggling to shrug off the suspicion that just maybe Horowitz somehow found an…

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