In addition to a model new novel by well-known Scottish writer Douglas Skelton, this week’s On the Radar column introduces 4 authors we’ve by no means lined earlier than. Please welcome Chris Hauty, Camilla Bruce, Linda Mather and Austin Brooks to the location, and take a look at their new novels as effectively. However we’ll get issues underway with a bit of rattle of bones…

A Rattle of Bones by Douglas Skelton

Followers of Rebecca Connolly will likely be glad to know the journalist is again on 5 August. And as A Rattle of Bones opens, the reverberations are nonetheless being felt from her final look, which was in Douglas Skelton’s The Blood is Still. There’s a neat juxtaposition of Scottish historical past and modern-day turmoil as Rebecca explores the case of a person who has been in jail for 10 years for the homicide of his lover, who was a lawyer and distinguished politician – and has protested his innocence from the get-go. She scents a narrative and, as followers of this collection will know, as soon as Rebecca has her enamel into an unique, she’s not about to again down – even when her life is at risk.
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Savage Street by Chris Hauty

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Film screenwriter Chris Hauty returns with Savage Street, a political thriller which is out as a paperback on 5 August. There’s a hacker on the coronary heart of the intelligence group, and so they’re about to threaten the safety of the USA. By no means worry, covert operative Hayley Chill is on the case! She must work quick to cease the hi-tech terrorist, whose cyber assaults are inflicting havoc in Washington DC. However the deeper she digs, the extra Chill realises that nothing is at it appears and nobody could be trusted. Appears like she’s going to have to unravel this one all on her personal, however when issues get private, the often calm agent is shaken to the core…
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Triflers Want Not Apply by Camilla Bruce

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In a style full of books which have blood, demise or woman within the title, it’s refreshing to search out one which mentions trifles! There’s nothing run of the mill about this darkish reimagining of the life and occasions of Belle Gunness, whose real-life killing spree started in Chicago in 1900. Bella Sorensen is a lady out to make some extent – that the feminine of the species can overcome the male. Bella begins a collection of murders beginning together with her husband, Mads, in a frenzied effort to show to the world {that a} girl could be simply as ruthless, black-hearted and single-minded as any man. With its intriguing cowl, Camilla Bruce’s Triflers Want Not Apply is out on 5 August.
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The Hanged Man by Linda Mather

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A personal investigator and astrologer – who may have forecast that one? Jo Hughes is Linda Mather’s creation, and you’ll meet up with her on 3 August, when The Hanged Man is launched. A girlie get-together within the treehouse at Jo’s Cotswolds dwelling takes a macabre flip when the ladies spot a person hanging from a close-by tree. It’s Seb, the faculty monetary director. What may have pushed him to this? The faculty’s funds had been in a parlous state however Jo remains to be not satisfied that Seb dedicated suicide. With the assistance of David Macy, her previous personal investigator colleague, the reality begins to emerge and a few of it’s uncomfortably near dwelling.
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Within the Presence of Evil by Austin Brooks

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A sheriff one step away from retirement and a rookie FBI agent are reluctantly partnered up on this fast-paced crime/horror hybrid. Veteran cop Mike Walker is counting down the times when his retirement plans are delivered to an abrupt halt by the arrival of kidnap sufferer Sheri Brooks. She’s managed to flee from her kidnapper, a member of a satanic cult – however when Sheri leads the police again to the compound the place she was held, they’re not ready for what’s about to unfold. Within the Presence of Evil by Austin Brooks comes out on 30 July
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Read about last week’s new crime novels here.


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