Thrillers

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This month's best paperbacks: Hilary Mantel, Shuggie Bain, sex robots and more
April is a bumper month for new books. Here are some of the best, including Hilary Mantel’s final Cromwell novel, last year’s Booker winner, a big-tech dystopia and more

01, Apr, 2021 @1:03 PM

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The best recent thrillers – review roundup
Mystery unravels layer by layer in intricate tales of trafficking, abduction and a New Yorker with a sixth sense – plus, a 27th outing for Alan Banks

Alison Flood

22, Mar, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Dean Koontz: ‘Life is one long suspense novel’
The author, 75, tells James McMahon about escaping into books, becoming politicised as a teacher, and not knowing what will happen tomorrow

James McMahon

20, Mar, 2021 @2:00 PM

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The best recent crime and thrillers – review roundup
The House Uptown by Melissa Ginsburg; My Brother by Karin Smirnoff; Dangerous Women by Hope Adams; A Fine Madness by Alan Judd; Lie Beside Me by Gytha Lodge; and A Rage in Harlem by Chester Himes

Laura Wilson

19, Mar, 2021 @12:00 PM

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My father was famous as John le Carré. My mother was his crucial, covert collaborator
Nick Cornwell was one of few people who got to witness the collaboration between his mother Jane and father David, who wrote as le Carré

Nick Cornwell

13, Mar, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Behind whose eyes? Why we love a jaw-dropping twist ending
Slick Netflix thriller Behind Her Eyes employs one of the wildest twists in recent memory, a giddy reminder of how fun a major rug-pull can be

Benjamin Lee

25, Feb, 2021 @7:34 AM

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Hillary Clinton to publish thriller set in aftermath of US political turmoil
State of Terror, written by Clinton and author Louise Penny, will follow a novice secretary of state after ‘four years of American leadership that shrank from the world stage’

Alison Flood

23, Feb, 2021 @1:12 PM

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The best recent thrillers – review roundup
From the Swiss Alps to the Utah desert via Crystal Palace, a sticky end can find you anywhere in this month’s mysteries

Alison Flood

23, Feb, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Netflix smash Behind Her Eyes: Sarah Pinborough on writing 'that ending'
Her duplicitous love triangle story is a hit – but some viewers are calling its mind-boggling twist ‘preposterous’. The horror and sci-fi veteran turned thriller-writer hits back

Alison Flood

23, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The Imitator by Rebecca Starford review – fast-paced literary spy thriller with feminist undertones
Kill Your Darlings magazine co-founder delivers a mostly rollicking, suspenseful debut novel that unfortunately trips up at the twist

Zoya Patel

11, Feb, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Clarice review – surprisingly effective Silence of the Lambs TV sequel
Focus shifts from the cultured cannibal to the FBI agent he analysed in a thoughtful and entertaining new thriller series

Benjamin Lee

10, Feb, 2021 @7:35 AM

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'I think I’ve written more Sherlock Holmes than even Conan Doyle': the ongoing fight to reimagine Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle’s master detective has been endlessly rewritten. But nearly a century after the author’s death, how new writers portray him remains contested

Alison Flood

04, Feb, 2021 @3:03 PM

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