We Were the Salt of the Sea

French-Canadian author Roxanne Bouchard’s fifth novel is also her first to be translated into English thanks to Orenda Books. It’s set in Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula,…

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Baby Blue

If you want to see what economic hardship and austerity have done to Athens, then Pol Koutsakis’ crime fiction is a must. This book not…

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Greeks Bearing Gifts

When British author Philip Kerr died suddenly earlier this year the world lost a giant of crime fiction. Kerr was not only prolific but his…

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The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder

Sarah J Harris’s debut is unique and hugely engaging, featuring the story of 13-year-old Jasper who views the world in a way that’s different to…

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High White Sun

In the sequel to The Far Empty, J Todd Scott returns to the Texas’s bleak Big Bend country. The very remoteness of this scorched landscape…

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Eight Million Ways to Die

Lawrence Block’s 1982 novel is rendered in a dark and dangerous style by John K Snyder III as he recreates the story in graphic novel…

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Paper Ghosts

In this tension-filled followup to her 2015 hit, Black-Eyed Susans, Julia Heaberlin finds an appealing protagonist in Grace, whose older sister went missing a dozen…

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Smoke and Ashes

Abir Mukherjee’s third mystery featuring Captain Sam Wyndham, an ex-Scotland Yard detective policeman in 1920s colonial Calcutta, sees him caught in the crossfire of the campaign…

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How it Happened

American writer Michael Koryta is finding the transition from promising newcomer to established bestselling author and easy one. In How It Happened, FBI agent Rob…

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The Price You Pay

The Price You Pay is gonzo noir for the gig economy generation from Aidan Truhen. Jack Price is the coke dealing entrepreneur who runs up…

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