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‘The Marriage Lie’: do you really know your husband?

Trust. Love. Honesty. These are all important ingredients in a happy marriage. You might think all those ingredients are present in your marriage, but could you be deceiving yourself? What if you couldn’t trust your favourite person in the world? This is Iris’ dilemma in Kimberley Belle’s suspenseful third novel, ‘The Marriage Lie’. What’s it […]

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Author interview: Michael Gallagher discusses the development of Octavius Guy

I’ve always enjoyed fiction written in, about or around the Victorian period. This means I was delighted to discover Octavius Guy, known as ‘Octopus’ to his friends, developing his detective skills in a convincingly imagined Victorian London. Author Michael Gallagher has published two mysteries following Octopus’ adventures and the third instalment in the series, ‘Big […]

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Buried Under Books is excited about…’Stasi Wolf’ cover reveal

Last year David Young published his superb debut novel, ‘Stasi Child’. It’s a¬†thrilling mixture of crime, history and¬†mystery, featuring¬†a cast of¬†fascinating characters¬†placed in dangerous political situations.¬†I loved it –¬†and wrote about it here and here – and I wasn’t alone: it became an e-book and then a paperback bestseller, and¬†its author¬†has since graced many a […]

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‘Intrusion’: loss, grief and the desire for retribution

Grief is a challenging topic for any novelist to explore. This is presumably even more pertinent when the novel involved is your debut and the grief involved was once your own. Mary McCluskey, journalist and short-story writer, tackles this subject with knowledge and care in her subtle portrait of a couple whose marriage is struggling […]

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‘Rage’: a gruesome killing, domestic abuse and vigilante justice in Poland

What does it take to make a man kill? Prosecutor Teodor Szacki is forced to discover some difficult truths in this stunning conclusion to Zygmunt Miloszewski’s loosely connected trilogy. This works perfectly as a standalone novel, exploring the work of prosecutors in Poland, contemporary social attitudes towards domestic abuse and the true driving forces behind […]

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