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The Flower Girls

Written by Alice Clark-Platts — With children who kill as its main focus, The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts has ‘controversy’ written all over it. Some will find it a difficult book to read. There are parallels to real-life cases such as the two youngsters…
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Beton Rouge

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…
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When Trouble Sleeps

Leye Adenle takes you right to the heart of Nigerian corruption and electoral fraud in his topical political thriller. When Trouble Sleeps is an entertaining read and a great insight into what makes Lagos such a throbbing, exciting but also dangerous city to live in….
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MarinaSofia: Top five books of 2018

There’s nothing more enjoyable than travelling the globe via crime fiction, so it should come as no surprise that each one of my top five picks take me to another part of the world. What’s more, four out of the five I’ve chosen this year…
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Beton Rouge

Written by Simone Buchholz, translated by Rachel Ward — If you haven’t read the first book to appear in English by award-winning German author Simon Buchholz, Blue Night, then I suggest you stop right now and go and order it. Admittedly, it is not essential…
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Kingdom of the Blind

Written by Louise Penny — In a rather moving afterword to the book, Louise Penny admits that she thought she was done with her beloved creation, Armand Gamache, former head of the Sûreté du Québec. The author says that for a long time after her…
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The Sinner

Written by Petra Hammesfahr, translated by John Brownjohn — The first season of the twisty crime show The Sinner, starring Jessica Biel and Bill Pullman, makes for addictive binge-watching. It also made our list of the best crime shows of 2018. Although produced in the…
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Five women to watch in 2019

As the year draws to an end, one of our traditions here at Crime Fiction Lover is to make predictions about which women authors will be the rising stars in the months to come. This is not a comprehensive list, but it’s an opportunity to…
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