They broke free from their workstations and ran giggling down the factory hallways, stopping only to scraw crude missives on the walls.  Transcribed here for your amusement, the most original voices in crime fiction from around the world offers you 27 tales of revulsion, heartbreak and violence. Welcome to the First Shift.

Author

Ken Bruen

Ken Bruen, born in Galway in 1951, is the author of The Guards (2001), the highly acclaimed first Jack Taylor novel. He spent twenty-five years as an English teacher in Africa, Japan, S.E. Asia and South America. His novel Her Last Call to Louis Mac Niece (1997) is in production for Pilgrim Pictures, his "White Trilogy" has been bought by Channel 4, and The Guards is to be filmed in Ireland by De Facto Films.

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Series: Inspector Brant

Book Number:
6
2006

Series: Jack Taylor

Book Number:
6
2007
Book Number:
5
2006
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Review LONDON BOULEVARD - Ken Bruen
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - London Boulevard, Ken Bruen
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Monday, July 2, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - The First Shift - Crime Factory Presents
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Thursday, April 12, 2012
Review CALIBRE - Ken Bruen
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Calibre, Ken Bruen
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Monday, February 13, 2012
Review ONCE WERE COPS - Ken Bruen
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Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - Once Were Cops, Ken Bruen
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Sunday, July 5, 2009
Review ONCE WERE COPS - Ken Bruen
Sunnie Gill
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Blog Favourites of 2007
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Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Review CROSS - Ken Bruen
Karen Chisholm
Friday, October 12, 2007
Review PRIEST - Ken Bruen
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Monday, October 1, 2007

Adrian McKinty

Adrian McKinty is an Irish novelist. He was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1968 and grew up in Victoria Council Estate, Carrickfergus, County Antrim. He read law at the University of Warwick and politics and philosophy at the University of Oxford. He moved to the United States in the early 1990s, living first in Harlem, New York and from 2001 onwards Denver, Colorado where he taught high school English and began writing fiction. He currently lives in Melbourne, Australia with his wife and two children.

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Series: Dead Trilogy

Book Number:
3
2010
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2
2010
Book Number:
1
2003

Series: Detective Mercado

Book Number:
1
2009

Series: Michael Forsythe

Book Number:
3
2008
Book Number:
1
2003

Series: Sean Duffy

Book Number:
5
2015
Book Number:
4
2013
Book Number:
3
2013
Book Number:
1
2012
Review The Chain, Adrian McKinty
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Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Review The Chain, Adrian McKinty
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Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Blog 2017 Ned Kelly Awards
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Sunday, September 3, 2017
Review Review - Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly, Adrian McKinty
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Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Review Review - Rain Dogs, Adrian McKinty
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Friday, January 22, 2016
Blog Currently Reading - Rain Dogs, Adrian McKinty
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Thursday, January 7, 2016
Review Review - GUN STREET GIRL, Adrian McKinty
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Thursday, February 5, 2015
Blog Currently Reading - GUN STREET GIRL, Adrian McKinty
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Saturday, January 17, 2015
Review Review - THE SUN IS GOD, Adrian McKinty
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Blog Currently Reading - The Sun is God, Adrian McKinty
Karen Chisholm
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Review Review - OXCRIMES, Ian Rankin
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Monday, September 22, 2014
Review Review - LEE, Crime Factory
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Monday, September 22, 2014
Blog Currently Reading - Lee, The Crime Factory
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Monday, August 25, 2014
Blog 2014 Ned Kelly Awards
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Saturday, August 9, 2014
Blog Currently Reading - OxCrimes, introduced by Ian Rankin
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Friday, August 8, 2014
Review Review - IN THE MORNING I'LL BE GONE, Adrian McKinty
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Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Blog CR - In The Morning I'll Be Gone, Adrian McKinty
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Saturday, February 8, 2014
Blog CR - In The Morning I'll Be Gone, Adrian McKinty
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Monday, February 3, 2014
Blog 2014 Ned Kelly Award Winners
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Friday, September 6, 2013
Review I HEAR THE SIRENS IN THE STREET - Adrian McKinty
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Blog CR - I Hear the Sirens in the Street, Adrian McKinty
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Monday, January 14, 2013
Blog 2012 - Top Books
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Thursday, January 3, 2013
Review HARD LABOUR - The Crime Factory
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Hard Labour, The Crime Factory
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Review THE FIRST SHIFT - Crime Factory
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - The First Shift - Crime Factory Presents
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Thursday, April 12, 2012
Review THE COLD COLD GROUND - Adrian McKinty
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Monday, January 30, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - The Cold Cold Ground, Adrian McKinty
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Saturday, January 28, 2012
Review FALLING GLASS - Adrian McKinty
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Falling Glass, Adrian McKinty
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Friday, June 10, 2011
Blog 2009 - Top Ten Local Books for me
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Saturday, January 2, 2010
Review FIFTY GRAND - Adrian McKinty
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - Fifty Grand, Adrian McKinty
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Monday, September 14, 2009
Review DEAD I WELL MAY BE - Adrian McKinty
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Friday, July 31, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - Dead I Well May Be, Adrian McKinty
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Saturday, July 4, 2009
Review THE BLOOMSDAY DEAD - Adrian McKinty
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Thursday, March 12, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - The Bloomsday Dead, Adrian McKinty
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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Leigh Redhead

I was born on the eighteenth of November, nineteen seventy-one in Adelaide, to hippy parents. We moved to New Zealand, where my brother was born, then back to Adelaide. 

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Series: Simone Kirsch

Book Number:
4
2010
Book Number:
3
2007
Book Number:
2
2005
Book Number:
1
2004
Review Review - Crime Scenes Stories, Zane Lovitt (editor)
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Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Blog #amreading - Crime Scenes Short Story Anthology
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Friday, February 5, 2016
Review IF I TELL YOU... I'LL HAVE TO KILL YOU - Michael Robotham (editor)
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Blog CR - If I Tell You.....
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Thursday, July 11, 2013
Blog If I Tell You ... I'll Have to Kill You coming soon
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Thursday, March 21, 2013
Review HARD LABOUR - The Crime Factory
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Hard Labour, The Crime Factory
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Review THE FIRST SHIFT - Crime Factory
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - The First Shift - Crime Factory Presents
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Thursday, April 12, 2012
Review THRILL CITY - Leigh Redhead
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Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Thrill City, Leigh Redhead
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Monday, May 31, 2010
Review MEANER THAN FICTION - Lindy Cameron (ed)
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Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - Meaner than Fiction, Lindy Cameron
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Review CHERRY PIE - Leigh Redhead
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Sunday, October 14, 2007
Review RUBDOWN - Leigh Redhead
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Monday, October 1, 2007
Review PEEPSHOW - Leigh Redhead
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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Andrew Nette

I’m a writer based in Melbourne, Australia, with a fascination for crime fiction and film, obscure pulp novels and all things Asian. I lived in Southeast Asia for six years in the nineties, based in Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, as well as traveling around the wider region. During that time, I worked as a journalist, and as a communications consultant for the United Nations and a number of non-government organisations. I have since travelled frequently in Asia and lived in Phnom Penh with my family for a year in 2008, where I wrote for the international news wire, Inter Press Service, and worked on a European television documentary on the international tribunal into the crimes committed by the Khmer Rouge. My first book, Ghost Money, set in Cambodia in the mid-nineties, will be published in the second half of 2012 by Snubnose Press. I’m one of the founders of Crime Factory Publications, a Melbourne-based small press specialising in crime fiction, and help edit Crime Factory, its on-line magazine, which appears four times a year. I am also one of the editors of Crime Factory Publication’s second book, Crime Factory: Hard Labour, an anthology of short Australian crime fiction, due for release in August 2012. My film and book reviews have appeared in numerous other print and digital publications and forums. I’m the Australian contributor for the popular UK site, Crime Fiction Lover. for more:  http://www.pulpcurry.com/about-pulp-curry/

Country of Origin
Review #review Gunshine State, Andrew Nette
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Blog #amreading Gunshine State, Andrew Nette
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Monday, July 25, 2016
Review Review - Crime Scenes Stories, Zane Lovitt (editor)
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Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Blog #amreading - Crime Scenes Short Story Anthology
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Friday, February 5, 2016
Review Review - LEE, Crime Factory
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Monday, September 22, 2014
Blog Currently Reading - Lee, The Crime Factory
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Monday, August 25, 2014
Blog 2012 - Top Books
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Thursday, January 3, 2013
Review HARD LABOUR - The Crime Factory
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Hard Labour, The Crime Factory
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Review THE FIRST SHIFT - Crime Factory
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Review GHOST MONEY - Andrew Nette
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Friday, August 24, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Ghost Money, Andrew Nette
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Sunday, August 19, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - The First Shift - Crime Factory Presents
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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Roger Smith

Roger Smith's thrillers Nowhere, Man Down, Sacrifices, Capture, Dust Devils, Wake Up Dead, Mixed Blood & Ishmael Toffee are published in eight languages and two are in development as movies in the U.S.

His books have won the German Crime Award and been nominated for Spinetingler Magazine Best Novel awards. He also writes horror under the pen name Max Wilde.

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Review Review - LEE, Crime Factory
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Monday, September 22, 2014
Blog Currently Reading - Lee, The Crime Factory
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Monday, August 25, 2014
Review THE FIRST SHIFT - Crime Factory
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - The First Shift - Crime Factory Presents
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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Dennis Tafoya

Dennis Tafoya is the author of two crime novels, Dope Thief and The Wolves in Fairmount Park, both from St. Martin’s, as well as numerous short stories. He is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, the International Thriller Writers, and the Liars Club, a Philadelphia-area group of writers, producers and other creative types. He lives in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, where he is currently at work on his third novel, The Poor Boy's Game. His novels have both been optioned for film.

 

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Review THE FIRST SHIFT - Crime Factory
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - The First Shift - Crime Factory Presents
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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Craig McDonald

Edgar/Anthony-nominee Craig McDonald is an award-winning novelist, editor and journalist. His internationally acclaimed Hector Lassiter series includes "One True Sentence," "Forever's Just Pretend," "Toros & Torsos," "The Great Pretender," "Roll the Credits," "The Running Kind," "Print the Legend," "Three Chords & the Truth," "Write From Wrong," and "Head Games," which was a finalist for the Edgar, Anthony, Gumshoe and Crimespree Magazine awards for best first novel. It is being adapted as a graphic novel by First Second for release in 2015.

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Review THE FIRST SHIFT - Crime Factory
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Charlie Stella

Carmelo Stella is an author long familiar with the street life of New York City, which figures substantially in his writing. His work includes plays, performed off-off-Broadway, his debut novel called Eddie's World and Jimmy Bench-press, also published by Hale. He lives in New Jersey.

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Review THE FIRST SHIFT - Crime Factory
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - The First Shift - Crime Factory Presents
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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Greg Bardsley

Greg Bardsley is the author of The Bob Watson [2016] and Cash Out [2012], which was listed by the New York Times as one of five notable novels written about Silicon Valley. His award-winning short fiction has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. A former columnist and speechwriter, he lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

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Review THE FIRST SHIFT - Crime Factory
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - The First Shift - Crime Factory Presents
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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Hilary Davidson

Originally from Toronto, she has lived in New York since October 2001. Her articles have appeared in more than 40 magazines in the U.S. and Canada, including Discover, American Archaeology, Fitness, Chatelaine, Canadian Living, Reader’s Digest, and Martha Stewart Weddings. In March 2008, she founded the Gluten-Free Guidebook, an online resource for people who have celiac disease or gluten intolerance but still love to travel. 

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Review THE FIRST SHIFT - Crime Factory
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - The First Shift - Crime Factory Presents
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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Cameron Ashley

 

 

 

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Review Review - LEE, Crime Factory
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Monday, September 22, 2014
Blog Currently Reading - Lee, The Crime Factory
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Monday, August 25, 2014
Review HARD LABOUR - The Crime Factory
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Hard Labour, The Crime Factory
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - The First Shift - Crime Factory Presents
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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Patricia Abbott

Patricia Abbott is the Deringer-winning author of more than sixty-five stories in print and online publications. She has forthcoming stories in the anthologies: Damn Near Dead IIBats in the Belfry and Beat to a Pulp, The First Round. Her latest novel Shot in Detroit has been nominated for an Edgar Award. She lives and works in Detroit.

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Review THE FIRST SHIFT - Crime Factory
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - The First Shift - Crime Factory Presents
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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Dave Zeltserman

Author of the crime noir novel SMALL CRIMES named by NPR as the best crime and mystery novel of 2008, and by the Washington Post as one of the best novels of 2008, and made into a major film (to be released in 2017) starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Molly Parker, Gary Cole, Robert Forster, and Jacki Weaver. 
 

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Review THE FIRST SHIFT - Crime Factory
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - The First Shift - Crime Factory Presents
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, April 12, 2012

Jimmy Callaway

Jimmy Callaway lives and works in San Diego, CA.

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Series:

Review Review - LEE, Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Monday, September 22, 2014
Blog Currently Reading - Lee, The Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Monday, August 25, 2014
Review THE FIRST SHIFT - Crime Factory
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - The First Shift - Crime Factory Presents
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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Liam Jose

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Review HARD LABOUR - The Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Hard Labour, The Crime Factory
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Review THE FIRST SHIFT - Crime Factory
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - The First Shift - Crime Factory Presents
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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Chris F Holm

Chris Holm is the author of the Collector trilogy, which blends crime and fantasy, and the Michael Hendricks thrillers. His first Hendricks novel, THE KILLING KIND, was named a New York Times Editors’ Choice, a Boston Globe Best Book of 2015, and Strand Magazine’s #1 Book of 2015. It won the 2016 Anthony Award for Best Novel, and was also nominated for a Barry, a Lefty, and a Macavity. His second Hendricks novel, RED RIGHT HAND, is now available. Chris lives in Portland, Maine.

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Review THE FIRST SHIFT - Crime Factory
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - The First Shift - Crime Factory Presents
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Thursday, April 12, 2012
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9780987278906
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
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Thursday, April 12, 2012

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