Jeff Noon

A choice of crime novels | 7 January 2016

Victims long dead exact their revenge in novels from Ian Rankin, Francesca Kay, Lynda La Plante and Helen Dunmore

It’s often the case that present-day crimes have their roots in the past. Ian Rankin’s Even Dogs in the Wild (Orion, £19.99, Spectator Bookshop, £16.99) uncovers abuse and ill-treatment in a care home in the 1980s, and the murder of a teenage boy. That terrible act echoes through the years.

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