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    Review: "Rain Dogs" by Adrian McKinty

    Anthony Thuillier reviews “Rain Dogs” by Adrian McKinty, the latest in the series featuring detective Sean Duffy investigating the death of a young woman found in a locked Norman castle on the shores of Belfast Lough (published by Serpents Tail)


    "Walt Disney and the Little People" by Carol Taaffe

    Carol Taaffe who has written an essay in the current edition (number 61) of the Dublin Review entitled “Walt Disney and the Little People”, about the connection between Walt Disney and the Irish leprechaun

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    "Gull" by Glenn Patterson

    Glenn Patterson explains how the story of John DeLorean’s car factory in Belfast inspired his latest novel “Gull” (published by Head of Zeus)


    Review: "The Good Liar" by Nicholas Searle

    Rick O’Shea reviews “The Good Liar”, the debut novel by Nicholas Searle about Roy, a man in his 80s about to pull off one last con to set him up for retirement (published by Penguin)


    Favourite crime novels of the year

    Declan Burke picks his favourite crime novels of 2015 - "Everything I Never Told You" by Celeste Ng (Black Friars), "With Our Blessing" by Jo Spain (Quercus), "The Way of Sorrows" by Jon Steel (Blue Rider Press), "Acts of the Assassins" by Richard Beard (Harvill Secker), "The Snow Kimono" by Mark Henshaw (Tinder Press), "The Golden Age of Murder" by Martin Edwards (Harper Collins), "The Drowned Boy" by Karin Fossum (Harvill Secker), "A Song of Shadows" by John Connolly (Hodder & Stoughton), "The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins (Doubleday), "Tightrope" by Simon Mawer (Little Brown)

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