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Crime fiction is the genre of fiction that deals with crimes, their detection, criminals, and their motives. It is usually distinguished from mainstream fiction and other genres such as science fiction or historical fiction, but boundaries can be, and indeed are, blurred.

Genre: Crime Fiction

Crime fiction is a rapidly growing and immensely popular contemporary genre. It also has a long and varied history, encompassing many different categories and a patchy literary reputation.

Book review: Dry Bones by Craig Johnson


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When the tiny county of Abrasoka erupts in a storm over a t-rex, Sherif Walt Longmire knows he's going to have a fight on his hands. With one suspicious death already muddying the waters, can Walt work out a tangled situation without further casualties?

Book review: Double Vision by Colby Marshall


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Jenna Ramey has a corker of a case on her hands: a clearly disturbed shooter with no discernible motives had a rampage in a Lowmans, and Jenna’s only witness is a six year old girl. Can Jenna get to the bottom of this senseless crime before others lose their lives?

Book review: Faithful Place by Tana French


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Frank Mackey runs undercover in Dublin, and runs it well. He’s firmly focussed on his present; his job, and his daughter. But his past is about to catch up with him.

Book review: City Of Blood by Frederique Molay


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A Parisian art piece scanning decades is unearthed in its final incarnation, and a grisly discovery is made – the body of a man, murdered thirty years ago, comes with the art. Can Nico Sirsky break this coldest of cases? Because it seems as though the murderer isn't done yet...

Book review: Cold Cold Heart by Tami Hoag


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Dana Nolan is the sole survivor of Doc Holiday, a sexual sadist who she killed to escape. Returning to her hometown with a head injury is not what Dana had planned for her mid-twenties, but life in her small town gets interesting when she tries to solve a seven year old mystery which has been sitting in her subconscious and her injury has brought to the fore.

Book review: Crossing The Line by Frederique Molay


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Nico Sirsky is back, recovering nicely from his last brush with a killer. His next case? An apparent suicide takes an unexpected turn. Can Nico uncover the twisted intentions of a very determined killer?

Book review: In The Woods by Tana French


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The body of a child is found on an archeological dig. Who steals a childhood, and why? The Dublin murder squad have to pool every resource, dig into their pasts, and try not to implode.

Book review: The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood


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In a big old house in London divided into flats, something is amiss. There's a smell, odd break ins, odd behaviour. But all of the residents are running from something, or hiding from someone. How far will they go to keep from being found?

Book review: Into The Killer Sphere by Stefania Mattana


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Inspector Angelo Alunni has a problem on his hands – a possible murder in his small town, where every person close to the deceased has motive but not means. Can he break the case before another family member is taken out?

Book review: The Marco Effect by Jussi Adler-Olsen


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Marco is stateless, fifteen years old, and on the run from just about everybody. His uncle Zola thinks he knows too much, but Marco is struggling to figure out why. Can he alone solve the mysteries and murders he's been unwittingly tied up in, before he's caught by the crooks or the cops?

Book review: The Secret Place by Tana French


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Four girls, an enduring friendship stronger and more real than anything they've ever experienced. But would one of them kill to keep it?

Book review: Truth by Peter Temple


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A young girl is found naked and dead in one of Melbourne's newest, most secure residential buildings on top of a casino. The players are powerful, and nobody's talking. Three bodies are found tortured to death in a house in Oakleigh, there are no breaks in the case, or the the stifling Melbourne bushfire summer. For the head of homicide, it's a matter of keeping on.

Book review: Ripper by Isabel Allende


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A serial-killer-thriller all twisted up in Allende's very distinctive style? How could I pass this reading opportunity up? Well, I couldn't.

Book review: The Bone Seeker by M J McGrath


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Edie Kiglatuk is hoping for a quiet summer on Ellesmere Island, with a teaching post and the occasional hunt. But the land of the midnight sun is disturbed by a horrific murder, and the deeper Edie digs the more elusive the murderer becomes. Can Edie solve the mystery that's been plaguing Ellesmere for over fifty years?

Book review: Any Other Name by Craig Johnson

Book review: Any Other Name by Craig Johnson


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In the wilds of northern Wyoming, Sheriff Walt Longmire battles the clock to solve a missing person's case. The pressure is on, and from the worst possible direction – his daughter, Cady, is about to give birth to his first grandchild and if he isn't there, she'll kill him.

Book review: Admission Of Guilt by T V LoCicero


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On the streets of Detroit, there's an epidemic of drug crime ruining a generation of kids. Can one lone man on a mission take down a mighty drug lord, armed only with sheer determination?

Book review: The Boy In The Snow by M J McGrath


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The Iditarod dogsled race is one of the biggest and toughest races in Alaska. But amongst the distraction, there are some disturbing forces at work in Anchorage. Can one woman singlehandedly uncover the rot that goes deep into the Alaskan political landscape?

Book review: Dead Like Me by Kelly Miller


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Kate Springer is trying to keep her own past under wraps and focus on the future. But her own face on a young victim brings everything flooding back. Can she solve the case and manage not to lose herself completely in the process?

Book review: The Car Bomb by T V LoCicero


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Love him or hate him, Frank DeFauw is with you every night at five and eleven, bringing you the news live to your TV. And everyone in town knows him. But will Frank go all the way in the pursuit of justice, even if it hurts his oldest and closest friends?

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