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Lost story by ‘poet of the tabloid murder’ James M Cain discovered in Library of Congress
Strand Magazine will publish Blackmail, a tale of a blind Korean war veteran, found by New York editor Andrew Gulli

Martin Pengelly in New York

26, May, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Yellowface by Rebecca F Kuang – a wickedly funny publishing thriller
In the follow-up to her bestseller, Babel, Kuang delivers a hugely entertaining account of a brazen literary heist

Anthony Cummins

21, May, 2023 @8:00 AM

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The best recent crime and thrillers – review roundup
The Last Dance by Mark Billingham; Grave Expectations by Alice Bell; Children of the Sun by Beth Lewis; Now You See Us by Balli Kaur Jaswal; The Monk by Tim Sullivan

Laura Wilson

19, May, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Windmill Hill by Lucy Atkins review – haunted by the past
A tale of scandal in the English countryside from the author of Magpie Lane is rich in charm and surprises

Patrick Gale

11, May, 2023 @10:00 AM

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The best recent crime and thriller writing – review roundup
A village treasure hunt digs up trouble, a game of dares goes too far and a Mary Higgins Clark classic is revisited in this month’s highlights

Alison Flood

18, Apr, 2023 @6:00 AM

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007 meets the occult: why spies and sorcerers are a perfect fit in fiction
Espionage and magic share codes, secrets and rituals and a new cohort of writers are now casting their literary spells

David Barnett

15, Apr, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Dr No by Percival Everett review – serious comedy
A maths professor meets a would-be Bond villain in a metaphysical caper through race and history from the author of The Trees

Mark O’Connell

22, Mar, 2023 @9:00 AM

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The best recent crime and thriller writing – review roundup
A teenager terrifies his uncle, Harlan Coben makes the implausible ring true – and the members of a running club have murder on their mind

Alison Flood

21, Mar, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Christopher Fowler obituary
Author of the Bryant & May detective novels, short stories and essays on forgotten writers – including himself

Steve Holland

20, Mar, 2023 @3:21 PM

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A Wild & True Relation by Kim Sherwood review – smugglers and lovers
A brooding hero, a kidnapped heroine and lusty couplings in a swashbuckling yarn that plays knowingly with the romantic genre

Suzi Feay

17, Mar, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Tomás Nevinson by Javier Marías review – the final mystery
The last novel from the late Spanish author is a mesmerising addition to his world of spies and lies

Lucy Hughes-Hallett

16, Mar, 2023 @7:30 AM

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Bryant & May novelist Christopher Fowler has died aged 69
Crime writers have paid tribute to the London-born author behind the long-running detective series, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2020

David Barnett

03, Mar, 2023 @9:49 AM

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