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Say Nothing – Brad Parks

I confess to having a weakness for writers who take authorial risks. Especially when the risks pay off. Brad Parks, author of the multi award-winning series featuring investigative reporter Carter Ross, has indeed taken up quite a few challenges, thriller fiction-wise, in his new stand-alone novel ‘Say Nothing’. To his credit, he has come out ...
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The Bird Tribunal – Agnes Ravatn

A man and a woman are thrown together in an isolated house sitting atop a remote Norwegian fjord. The man, Sigurd Bagge, works all day at something unknown and unseen by the woman, Allis Hagtorn, who has answered Bagge’s ad for a live-in home helper, as his wife, Allis is told, is away for an ...
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The Pledge – Friedrich Dürrenmatt

Imagine you are an established crime fiction author meeting by chance a former police chief who, during a long car drive over mountains and across valleys in Switzerland, tells you crime authors are getting it all wrong in their stories. Would you then write a novel about the real-life story the police chief tells you, ...
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Her Every Fear – Peter Swanson

With his new novel, ‘Her Every Fear’, Peter Swanson proves once again, after ‘The Kind Worth Killing’, that he is a master of the psychological suspense novel. I should add of the crime novel too, because there are plenty of crimes, murders in fact, in this chilling story, but I think this would pigeonhole a ...
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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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