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When Detective Leone Scamarcio is assigned to the case of a murdered rent boy, he becomes suspicious his boss Garramone is trying to end his career.

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Joe Hill knows how to tell a story: he doesn't waste a word, even the chapter headings are part of the text and he rewards the thorough reader with a hidden extra that leaves the door open for a sequel.

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I Let you Go is the powerful debut novel from Clare Mackintosh, a former police officer turned freelance writer. The story is told from multiple viewpoints after a tragic accident results in the death of a young child.

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Another crime writer once expressed the opinion that good crime writing could only be the product of twisted, devious minds with dark, secret places tucked well away from public view. He must have met Peter James!

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A chilling, thrilling, glorious, insidious English ghost story. All is well when the Naremore family escape from the city ratrace and run with their arms wide open to The Hollow, a wondrous house in the country.

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A reader would expect a novel about the Holocaust, written from the point of view of a concentration camp inmate, to be shocking – but perhaps not in the grotesque, noir-comic style of A Man Lies Dreaming.  Told from the alternating perspectives of two m

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Writing sequels and prequels to classics has become common nowadays, but the results are variable. When a much-loved author is imitated, even by the most skilled of writers, there is always the danger of never being able to live up to the original.

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This is the Barcelona of the early 20th Century, where the streets are filled with anarchists and ordinary people live in fear of a monster, who may be a vampire.

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Unmanned is a topical, complex and multi-layered exploration of the world of surveillance and bureaucratic paranoia.

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Spark is yet another riveting dystopian novel from the dedicated "off-gridder" John Twelve Hawks.  The main character, Jacob Underwood, is a man who should have died in an appalling motorbike accident but survived - although with such severe brain damage

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