On the Radar: No fooling around

Here on Crime Fiction Lover we promise never to fool around when it comes to your favourite literary genre. That’s why we bring you five new crime reads just about every week here in our On the Radar column. Every week the selection is varied and fascinating, and this time we’ve got everything from an impossible art heist to a Golden Age mystery set on a train, the death of a rock star and a couple of books where people seem to be leading double lives. A deadly selection if ever there was one, and something for pretty much every type of crime fiction lover there is…

Fool Me Twice by Jeff Lindsay

Fool Me Twice by Jeff Lindsay

Dexter author Jeff Lindsay is back with a new crime thriller that came out last week. Lindsay is an author who thrives on character-led storylines and intriguing setups, and here he introduces disguise expert and master thief Riley Wolfe. Wolfe has been commissioned to carry out the toughest art heist ever – liberating The Liberation of St Peter from the Vatican. Art historians know that the painting is a fresco and is literally part of the building. But that’s not the most complicated part of the job – because someone else wants the fresco too and they’re threatening harm to Monique, the art forger Wolfe is in love with, if he doesn’t do their bidding.
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Deity by Matt Wesolowski

Deity by Matt Wesolowski

He was much revered in life, now pop superstar Zach Crystal is dead, killed by a fire that destroyed his luxury compound in the heart of a Scottish wilderness, and the vultures are gathering. There are rumours that Crystal wasn’t as squeaky clean as his image suggested – could they be true? Crystal’s hordes of loyal fans refuse to believe the accusations flying around, but if anyone can get to the truth it’s podcaster Scott King – and he’s about to take readers along for the ride in this latest enthralling addition to Matt Wesolowski‘s Six Stories series. Deity is out 18 December on Kindle.
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Blood Secret by Jaye Ford

Blood Secret by Jaye Ford

Aussie author Jaye Ford is making quite a name for herself with her gripping psychological thrillers, and the latest, Blood Secret, is out now. Rennie Carter is a woman with secrets, running from her past, so when she settles into a quiet life in peaceful Haven Bay she breathes a sigh of relief. But letting your guard down is never a good idea for someone like Rennie, and when her boyfriend Max vanishes without trace she realises she’s made a terrible mistake. All the signs are pointing to Max having a double life – Rennie knows all about those, and it looks like hers is about to catch up with her too.
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Vultures in the Sky by Todd Downing

Vultures in the Sky by Todd Downing

If you like a Golden Age-style mystery, watch for Vultures in the Sky by Todd Downing. Taking the Murder on the Orient Express formula that worked so well for Agatha Christie and reinventing it in the middle of a Mexican desert, Downing introduces US customs agent Hugh Rennert. While heading south towards Mexico City, the first murder on the train takes place as it passes through a tunnel. Then, the train stops in the desert with the passengers trapped between an unknown killer and the unbearable heat outside. Can Rennert use his classic detective skills to identify the killer before more travellers are targeted? It’s out now.
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The Other Couple by Cathryn Grant

The Other Couple by Cathryn Grant

Remember going on holiday and meeting other people? Oh what a pleasure it was! But be careful what you wish for, as Maggie and Brad are about to find out on their vacation at Lake Tahoe. They meet Skye and Joe, and the four get along so well that soon they’re sharing a lakeside rental together. How very civilised! But what Maggie and Brad don’t know is that their new buddies have a hidden agenda – and as Skye and Joe set their sights on Maggie, what seemed like a dream break away from the rat race turns into a total nightmare. Before this tale reaches the final page, at least one of them will be dead… The Other Couple by Cathryn Grant is out now.
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