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Beat the Reaper, by Josh Bazell – Review

Hello, book lovers! Shelf Indulgence is a new bimonthly book review column from A.D. Garrett. Occasionally, when my reading muscles are well-toned, I’ll do a one-off top-up which will be listed as Shelf Indulgence – unplugged. The main column will appear first in Heswall Magazine, recommending two books. They will… Read more



What are short stories for?

By Margaret Murphy/A.D. Garrett Why do novelists write short stories? It certainly isn’t for the money – they really don’t pay much – and if, like me, you find them a challenge, they can take a disproportionate amount of work. And yet Murder Squad has… Read more


TRUE CONFESSIONS: A Brit’s Road Trip to Hunt Down American Crime

by A.D. Garrett Road trip – had to be a winner, right? As a kid growing up in the narrow streets of northern England, I knew America as surely as I knew the grey concrete of my own back yard. For years, I had a… Read more


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