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Ten Best Books of 2014

Last year I resisted the temptation to add to the cacophony of ‘favourite book’ lists, but 2014 has supplied such good reading that I can’t help but make a few recommendations. The twist on my top ten is that it’s split in two: five books from 2014, five published longer ago. Much longer ago as … Continue reading

Gerard Brennan, ‘Undercover’ (2014)

For me, one of the most appealing aspects of British crime writing is its regional diversity. I can’t think of another genre that does it so successfully (is there such a thing as Northern Science Fiction? Actually, I quite like the sound of that – if anyone out there is writing it, get in touch). … Continue reading