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Author: Joe Abercrombie Title: Half A War Publisher: Harper Voyager Trade Paperback: 497 pages ISBN: 978-0-00-813832-5 Price: £12.99 Publication Date: 16/07/2015 Buying books at the airport is always a risky decision. And when done whilst rushing through the terminal on the way to catch a flight to a wedding, those dangers are raised exponentially. But when I saw […]

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Lee Child – The Affair

Author: Lee Child Title: The Affair Publisher: Bantam Press Hardback: 427 pages ISBN: 978-0-593-06570-9 Price: £18.99 Publication Date: 29/09/2011 A Lee Child novel entitled The Affair! I have to admit that I, much like a number of Child fans that I have spoken to recently, was rather bemused by it as a title. It sounds, […]

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Here comes the sun…

With less than two weeks to go before I depart on my summer holiday I need to decide on my reading material. This might seem like rather a strange thing to be putting so much time and thought into, but you have to take a couple of things into consideration. Firstly, this is my first […]

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Flippin Eck

Upon arriving home from work at the end of last week, I encountered a small black jiffy bag [so small that it easily fitted into my rather pathetically small right hand!]. Contained within I discovered the tiniest book I’ve ever been sent to review – a flipback copy of Peter Robinson’s Piece of My Heart. […]

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Smile for the camera!!

The long-awaited new James Bond novel, Carte Blanche, had its launch at Kings Cross St. Pancras today with author Jeffery Deaver in attendance. I especially love the incredibly over-the-top pose seen in the picture below [but then it is a James Bond novel, and normal rules don’t really apply!]. Carte Blanche is published on Thursday […]

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Check out this chilling trailer for S.J. Bolton’s latest psychological thriller Now You See Me, about young policewoman Lacey Flint as she searches for a Jack the Ripper copycat who is terrorising London [and sending letters written in blood to our heroine]… …Hang on a minute, that sounds like a normal Saturday night in South […]

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Mercy me!

Next Thursday [12th May] sees the publication of Jussi Adler-Olsen’s international bestselling crime novel, Mercy. For all of you fans of Scandi-crime this is definitely a book to pick up. I’ve read half of the novel so far – having only started it late the other night – and it is really good. So expect a review […]

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Watch ex-prison officer Ronnie Thompson talking about his new book Knifer, and his two previous books, Screwed and Banged Up. Knifer is a no-holds-barred account of a young life ridden with criminal behaviour, drug addiction and murder, through the eyes of a teenager flying off the rails. For more information about Ronnie Thompson and his […]

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With Christmas but a few hours away, I wanted to take the opportunity to wish everyone the best for the festive period. I cannot believe that Crime and Publishing has been going for almost nine months now [where does the time go?!]. I [and my cat!] would also like to take the opportunity to wish […]

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In October it was announced that Hodder & Stoughton will be launching a new suspense fiction imprint, Mulholland Books, in May 2011. I had been intending to post about it earlier, but have been rather hampered by my abortive efforts to work out how to upload the short trailer for the imprint [someone finally showed […]

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