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Books

Pick of the crime novels

From Stuart MacBride's Scotland to Bruce Holsinger's medieval London

1 March 2014

9:00 AM

1 March 2014

9:00 AM

Stuart MacBride’s new novel, A Song for the Dying (HarperCollins, £16.99, Spectator Bookshop, £14.99), is markedly darker in tone than his excellent Logan McRae series. Set in a fictional Scottish city where a miasma of corruption oozes out of the very stones, most of its characters are sadistic, victimised or both.

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