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The current king of Scandinavian crime Jo Nesbo can certainly afford to rest on his laurels, such is the enthusiasm around the world with which each new book is received – and the rockstar reception he enjoys on his frequent visits to the UK.

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Forensic psychologist, Paula Maguire returns in Claire McGowan’s spectacular follow up to The Lost. Set in Northern Ireland, The Dead Ground revolves around a kidnapped newborn and a murdered pregnant woman.

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After five successful novels featuring DI Alice Rice of Edinburgh’s Lothian and Borders Police, Gillian Galbraith introduces a new series with amateur detective Father Vincent Ross.

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Donnybrook opens with an armed robbery that is swiftly followed by the explosion of a meth lab, a double murder, and a guilty scarper.

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Sarah Hilary is undoubtedly one to watch. The next hot thing off the crime fiction wagon, Hilary starts her series off with a bang, introducing us to a heroine full of verve and class. 

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"They f*ck you up, your mum and dad". So said Philip Larkin's 1971 poem This Be The Verse, and in the Hurst family central to Koren Zailckas' shocking debut novel, this is especially true.

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Louise Welsh has already established herself as the queen of the intelligent psychological crime thriller, and as a big fan of hers I was delighted to hear that she had a new book - A Lovely Way to Burn - out in 2014.

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The lives of a13-year-old hiding from social services, ex-coppers and dodgy nightclub owners all interweave in Mick Scully's new thriller The Norway Room, a densely plotted look at Birmingham’s underclass.

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Man Booker Prize nominee Tom Rob Smith returns with The Farm, his fourth novel and first story outside his Leo Demidov series.

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