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What is Tom Wolfe’s America

From the early 20th century, for example the USA Trilogy of John Dos Passos, writers have given us contemporary portraits of America. One of the best, and most varied chronicles of the second half

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FUTURISTIC FIRST SF NOVEL TO BE NETFLIX SERIES

Following the success of hugely popular series like The Crown, streaming channel Netflix is looking to develop original novels as drama series. The latest is based on Richard Morgan’s Altered Carbon. Although obviously marketed as

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SUE GRAFTON – ONE OF THE GREATS

One of the great mystery writers of recent times, Sue Grafton has passed away aged 77. Grafton came to prominence in the 80s when she began her alphabetical series of Kinsey Millone private eye

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Ann Cleeves Diamond Dagger Winner 2017

Ann Cleeves, author of four detective series and a professional writer for three decades has been awarded the Crime Writers’ of the UK Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement. Those that read British crime fiction

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Val McDermid’s The Wire in the Blood 20th anniversary

It is twenty years on from the publication of the Scorpion Press collector’s edition of Val McDemid’s The Wire in The Blood. The collectors edition appeared on 23 October 1997 and all 99 copies quickly

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Colin Dexter | Tribute from the Scorpion Press

Colin Dexter, creator of Inspector Morse, died at his home in Oxford on 20 March, 2017, aged 86. Although he started writing rather late – he was in his mid forties – and as

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Electing the President | Ted Allbeury’s The Twentieth Day of January

A former MI6 analyst finds that the American President Elect has advisors with Moscow links. The President Elect says he wants to be friends with the Kremlin, and his electoral campaign was given a

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Super Evelyn Waugh sells for £50k

  A rare first edition of Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited has sold at Sotherby’s auction for the staggering sum of £52,500. The popular novel, published in 1945, was one of 50 pre-publication copies issued by the

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Mr Burke’s “Rising Sun” landmark for Scorpion

Delighted that the latest James Lee Burke, HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN by the small UK publisher Scorpion Press will have an insightful tribute by his daughter and noted thriller writer Alafair.  The edition

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Name of the Rose

The Name of the Rose (1983) was not just a novel but a way of thinking about the world. At the passing of its author Umberto Eco it is appropriate to reflect on the