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Following the closure of Mystery Women, a new group was formed on 30th January 2012 promoting crime fiction.
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Brando, 10 August 2015. ISBN: 978-1-84717-741-4
An orphanage, and a child made
vicious by abuse stabs her way to freedom ... another is kidnapped, and her
house torched, killing the rest of her family. Belfast PI Karl Kane’s not
having a good week either, having just fallen foul of a London drugs lord.
is a fast-pacedread, with the short
chapters and cliff-hanger endings whizzing the story along. The narration
follows the action, so we get the points of view of Kane himself, the man with
the Z on his forehead, Tara and Dorothy (the two kidnapped girls), and drugs
lord Butler. There are a number of violent scenes, including
graphically-described torture. Sex is a key part of the background, both the
loving relationship between Kane and his girlfriend, Naomi, and the abuse
suffered by the girls, but it’s not explicitly described. The dialogue is
snappy, and the plot twisting, with a good action finish.
fast-paced, violent read. Past Darkness
is the fourth Karl Kane novel; the series begins with Bloodstorm.
Sam Millaris a bestselling crime writer and
playwright from Belfast, Northern Ireland. He has won numerous literary awards
and his books have all been critically praised. His novels have been translated
into both French and German.
Marsali Taylor grew up near Edinburgh, and came to Shetland as a
newly-qualified teacher. She is currently a part-time teacher on Shetland's
scenic west side, living with her husband and two Shetland ponies. Marsali is a
qualified STGA tourist-guide who is fascinated by history, and has published
plays in Shetland's distinctive dialect, as well as a history of women's
suffrage in Shetland. She's also a keen sailor who enjoys exploring in her own
8m yacht, and an active member of her local drama group.Marsali also does a regular monthly column
for the Mystery People e-zine.