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Joe Country by Mick Herron
"Slow Horses #6: Frozen assets.

If you’re into Mick Herron’s books about loser spies then you won’t need a sales pitch. If you haven’t discovered this terrific series yet and you want to make up for lost time, then get cracking! If you love a laugh,..." Read more of this review »
We Were The Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates
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It's the way families are, sometimes. A thing goes wrong and no-one knows how to fix it and years pass and - no-one knows how to fix it.

** Spoilers below **

So, I've seen reviews which don't like this book because the parents don't act the way re..." Read more of this review »
The Face of Trespass by Ruth Rendell
"Slow burn character study of obsession unconquered and the inexorable descent into despair.

4.5 stars

Long before authors such as Karin Fossum were telling the stories of those on the fringes of a broken society; the disenfranchised, the marginalise..." Read more of this review »
Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata
"Darkly comic story of a quirky protagonist challenging societies expectations for single women in their 30s.

The heroine of this darkly comic compact little novel, thirty-six-year-old Keiko Furukuru, has clocked up eighteen years as a part-time con..." Read more of this review »
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Throw Me to the Wolves by Patrick McGuinness
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I thought that Throw Me To The Wolves was outstandingly good. It’s ostensibly a crime novel, in that it is centred around two police officers investigating the murder of a teenage girl in a Kent town, but it is really a profound book about childhood, ...more
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
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Mr Finchley Goes to Paris by Victor Canning
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I enjoyed Mr Finchley Discovers His England. This, the second book of the series, didn’t have quite the same appeal for me.

Mr Finchley Goes To Paris is amiable and pleasant enough, as Our Hero is despatched to Paris on business and then finds his sta
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Mr Finchley Goes to Paris by Victor Canning
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I enjoyed Mr Finchley Discovers His England. This, the second book of the series, didn’t have quite the same appeal for me.

Mr Finchley Goes To Paris is amiable and pleasant enough, as Our Hero is despatched to Paris on business and then finds his sta
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Conviction by Denise Mina
Conviction
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I loved Conviction; it is gripping, insightful and witty. It is also an enjoyable change of direction from the very good but unremittingly grim The Long Drop.

One of the book’s great features is the narrative voice of Anna, a damaged, often angry wom
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Death Of A Hollow Man by Caroline Graham
" Yes, Iit would be good to see you there. I keep up with it but contribute only rarely these days. Hope all's well with you. "
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