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Copy-cat murders and community contagion will thrill forensic fans

The Bone Code by Kathy Reichs  When a medical waste container with two bodies inside is washed up on the shore during a storm in South Carolina, there are startling similarities to a...

One of the funniest, wittiest and most joyful books you will read this year

The Miseducation of Evie Epworth by Matson Taylor Sixteen-year-old Evie Epworth is on the cusp of womanhood, and her much-anticipated entry into the big wide world of grown-ups... but it’s 1962 and they...

Falsely accused of murder, but with no recollection of events, who do you trust?

House of Correction by Nicci French Thirty-year-old Tabitha Hardy is facing a murder charge and knows for sure that she didn’t do it… But she’s locked up, has little recollection of the day her...

Boarding school thriller exposes deep and dark secrets with a feminist twist

Madam by Phoebe Wynne It should be a dream job for a young and ambitious Classics teacher… head of department at one of Britain’s oldest and most prestigious girls’ boarding schools. But all is...

Romance, Umbria and vineyards – who needs a holiday when you can read this novel

Under the Italian Sun by Sue Moorcroft  With Italy still effectively off limits for UK holidaymakers, why not bask in the Umbrian sunshine that radiates from the pages of Sue Moorcroft’s sizzling summer...

Timeless exploration of love and survival on German-occupied Guernsey

The Girl from the Island by Lorna Cook On the day their beloved mother dies, two sisters are forced to witness the arrival of Nazi invaders on their Channel Island home of Guernsey. It...

Murder’s a funny business just like the literary world, according to L.C. Tyler

Farewell My Herring by L.C. Tyler What’s your favourite ‘tipple’ when it comes to crime fiction... murder, mystery, black comedy? If it’s all three, picking up the latest in L.C. Tyler’s joyously entertaining ‘Herring’...

You live an ordinary life so why would your loving husband want you dead?

The Hit List by Holly Seddon  What would you do if you found your name on an assassin’s online hit list? London teacher Marianne Heywood thought she was living a very ordinary life until...