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Before He Finds Her features the well-cultivated “creep factor” that every psychological suspense novel needs

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Ramsey Miller’s plan to have a block party for the end of the world sounded like a good one, at least to him. Until his wife and—at least everyone thought—his daughter were murdered. Except his daughter survived and has been in hiding until the day she felt compelled to begin the journey to the truth.

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Justice, poetic and otherwise, is one of the things being sought in The Carrier, the most recent addition to Sophie Hannah’s Zailer and Waterhouse series of crime novels

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Sophie Hannah, a self-described “structure freak,” talks about the common ground shared by poetry and crime fiction, an event that happened to her that inspired part of the story and whether or not there will be another Poirot novel.

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What could possibly go wrong when Raf—who happens to suffer from a circadian rhythm disorder—the world of pirate radio and the drug-infused world of dance raves in South London find themselves caught in the crossfire between an unscrupulous mining company and a cadre of Burmese revolutionaries? In Glow, lots.

 

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Ned thoughtfully provided an FAQ to answer such questions as “how did you get the idea for the book,” “why did you decide on writing a thriller after ‘willfully confounding postmodern black comedies’” and “why did you decide to set Glow in the modern day?” You can find the answers to those three questions, as well as others, at Ned Beauman’s blog. As well as a Spotify playlist of “semi-recent music that helped to inspire [Glow].”

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The hunt for the identity of the skeleton of the title of The Skeleton Road, Val McDermid’s newest stand-alone novel, takes readers through both time and geography: from the ruins of a Victorian building in Edinburgh and Radcliffe Camera in Oxford to Zagreb, Croatia; from a contemporary United Kingdom to the bloody Balkan war of the 1990s

 

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In The Convert’s Song, Sebastian Rotella picks up the story of Valentín Pescatore, first introduced in Triple Crossing

 

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With his time patrolling The Line, as the border between San Diego and Tijuana is known, now in the past, ProPublica.com’s award-winning investigative journalist Sebastian Rotella’s Pescatore has relocated to Buenos Aires and joined forces with Facundo as a private investigator. Until the past, in the form of his boyhood friend Raymond, comes back into Valentín’s life in a too-timely-to-be-coincidental way.

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