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Crash Land – Doug Johnstone

Doug Johnstone’s new thriller, ‘Crash Land’, is an apparently straightforward tale: young man, away from home and girlfriend, meets seductive, slightly older woman, something clicks between them and when older woman is threatened by boorish bloke, young man steps up to defend her and gets into a whole heap of trouble. What’s fascinating about ‘Crash ...
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Interview with Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, author of ‘Waking Lions’

Thriller Books Journal is pleased to host Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, author of ‘Waking Lions’, a daring, genre-defying novel that cleverly blends a gripping noir story set in contemporary Israel with subtle insights on how our minds work when faced with life-or-death choices. : Hello Ayelet, nice to meet you and thank you for joining us. Let’s ...
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Waking Lions – Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

‘Waking Lions’ by Israeli writer Ayelet Gundar-Goshen is a daring, genre-defying literary creation. Even if I knew the Hebrew equivalent to the term noir (as in the genre), I’d hesitate to apply it to this remarkable novel, so layered it is with meanings, perspectives and insights. Gundar-Goshen , the author of ‘One Night, Markovitch’, which ...
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The Wicked Go To Hell – Frédéric Dard

‘The Wicked Go To Hell’ is the second novel by Frédéric Dard published by Pushkin Press through their Vertigo imprint. Dard was one of France’s most prolific and influential crime writers of the XXth century, with over 280 novels, 16 plays and sundry other writing to his credit (and to that of his countless noms ...
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Interview with Derek B. Miller, author of ‘The Girl in Green’

Thriller Books Journal is pleased to host Derek B. Miller, author of ‘The Girl in Green’, a stunning contemporary thriller set in Iraqi Kurdistan, one of the world’s most war-ravaged regions. : Hello Derek, nice to meet you and thank you for joining us. Let’s start with some background: was writing fiction your first professional ...
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The Girl in Green – Derek B. Miller

On what scale do you measure the tragedy of modern war? That of hundreds of thousands of deaths, military and civilians alike? Of millions of refugees? ‘The Girl in Green’ by Derek B. Miller will give you a glimpse of the big numbers, taking you from war-torn Iraq in 1991 to 2013 Iraqi Kurdistan, in ...
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Wild Lake – Laura Lippman

‘Wilde Lake’, the latest stand-alone novel by Laura Lippman, the multi award-winning author of the Tess Monaghan series and of ‘What the Dead Know’, is a gripping story about a murder, its investigation and solution. A sophisticated  novel featuring a skilfully woven plot, clever psychological insights, well-crafted characters (a feisty state’s attorney and her family, ...
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Bird in a Cage – Frédéric Dard

Pushkin Press, with their Vertigo imprint, deserve a huge round of applause from crime fiction lovers for publishing in English a selection of thrillers by Frédéric Dard, one of France’s most prolific and influential crime writers of the XXth century. ‘Bird in a Cage’ was written in 1961 and yet feels utterly contemporary, in the ...
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