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Beton Rouge

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Simone Buchholz is one of the freshest, funniest voices in crime fiction to come out of Germany since Jakob Arjouni. In this story about caged and tortured top executives at a publishing company bent on restructuring, she gives the American hardboiled tradition a modern twist and translates it really well to fit the moody backdrop of Hamburg, Germany. The book is packed with little stylistic gems and observational acuity. Once you get used to the jazzy riffs and cuts, you’ll realise that the author very much follows her own rhythm as the case unfolds for public prosecutor Chastity Riley. Read the full review here.


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