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Eleven days – Stav Sherez

London-based author Stav Sherez has published two novels hovering between crime and horror fiction (‘The Devil’s Playground’ and ‘The Black Monastery’) before starting his police procedural series featuring DI Jack Carrigan and DS Geneva Miller, of which ‘Eleven Days’ is the second instalment. Boy & Girl investigative pairs have become something of a canon in ...
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Sun on Fire – Viktor Arnar Ingolfsson

Icelandic author Viktor Arnar Ingolfsson, after his debut novel ‘The Flatey Enigma’, in which he blended typical crime fiction ingredients with historical and linguistic research, has produced a series of rather more canonical works. Iceland TV has even produced a thriller mini-series in 2008, ‘Mannaveiðar (I Hunt Men)’, based from his third novel, ‘Daybreak’. In ...
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Oxcrimes: short story collection

The list of names on the front of Oxcrimes, a new short story collection, is enough to tell you that you’re in for a treat. This is a delicious box of criminal chocolates, but don’t expect any soft centres. 27 of the best contemporary crime authors have assembled largely new work for the collection; a ...
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That Night – Chevy Stevens

‘That Night’ is the fourth thriller written by Chevy Stevens. Born on a ranch in Vancouver Island, Canada, the former realtor drew from her work experience to create the tense atmosphere and gripping plot of ‘Still Missing’, her successful first novel. In her latest work, Stevens ventures into uncharted but potentially very interesting territory: 34 ...
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Death on a Galician shore – Domingo Villar

I have already visited Spain in the course of my crime fiction ‘world tour’, and thoroughly enjoyed authors as  different as Manuel Vazquez Montalban and Alicia Gimenez Bartlett. Yet I couldn’t resist the temptation to add Domingo Villar to my collection, for three reasons. Firstly because he writes in gallego (Galician), a hybrid language which ...
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Inspector Singh Investigates: A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder – Shamini Flint

Around the world with crime fiction: my ‘tour’ aimed at reading crime novels from authors from as many different countries as possible – it’s now 21 countries… about 180 still to explore for crimes and criminals – has brought me to Malaysia, the birthplace of writer Shamini Flint. She enjoyed a successful legal career and ...
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