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Waterstones Thriller of the Month
Echoing the slow-pull tension of Donna Tartt’s The Secret History, If We Were Villains teases out a story of a close-knit coterie poisoned by a seed of passionate rivalry. As play spills over into something much more sinister, the scene is set for unspeakable acts. As darkly compelling and tautly plotted as any Shakespearian tragedy, M. L. Rio delivers a haunting debut of blood-sworn friendship, dangerous obsession and murderous intent.
The Man in the Grey Overcoat – Inspector Maigret
Georges Simenon’s sparing, knife-edged prose sets the bar for detective fiction, now re-issued by Penguin with brand new translations discover the father of littérature de criminalité.
How Clued Up Are You? - Gifts for Super Sleuths
All the Beautiful Lies' Peter Swanson discusses the enduring appeal of the femme fatale in fiction and picks five favourite characters from fiction.