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Little Rebel by Jérôme Leroy

Translated by Graham H Roberts — This slim volume comes in the guise of a flyweight but punches like a super-heavyweight. Little Rebel is a thought-provoking novella that is also highly entertaining. A police inspector is seconded to the regional office for State Internal Security…
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The Transparency of Time

Leonardo Padura’s The Transparency of Time is a fusion of contemporary noir and historical adventure set in Havana, Cuba. The recovery of a stolen statue for an old school friend, Bobby, should be a straightforward job for ex-cop Mario Conde. Only Bobby has been lying…
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Rosy & John by Pierre Lemaitre

Translated by Frank Wynne — Pierre Lemaitre came to our attention in 2013 with his kidnap thriller, Alex, an original and gripping police procedural. It was actually the second in the series featuring diminutive Parisian detective, Camille Verhœven. The success of Alex, which has a…
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Knock Knock by Anders Roslund

Journalist Anders Roslund teamed up with ex-criminal prison campaigner Börge Hellström to bring us the first Swedish detective Ewert Grens novel in 2004. Odjuret, translated as both The Beast and Pen 33, broke new ground with its realistic portrait of violence and its scathing indictment…
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