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NTN: 2017's award-winning debuts

What do crime fiction lovers, agents and publishers all have in common? They are all hungry to discover the next big thing. However, the one thing many of us lack in this pursuit is time. One sure-fire shortcut is to check out which books have…
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The Ginza Ghost and Other Stories

Written by Keikichi Osaka, translated by Ho-Ling Wong — Tokyo has changed a great deal in the past century or so. There have been two catastrophic earthquakes, heavy bombing during World War II, and spiralling property prices that led to an eventual collapse. On the…
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Road trip! The best of American Noir

Few people know quite as much about crime fiction as the British author and journalist Barry Forshaw. He’s read more books, interviewed more writers, and written more articles on the topic than just about anyone we know. Futhermore, he’s been working on a series of…
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NTN: New blood from North America

With the US and Canada, North America has the largest and most varied English language crime fiction market. From pulp novels to great literary epics, its authors are dedicated to their craft and the heritage of crime writing on the continent goes all the way back…
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CIS: The lasting legacy of The Moonstone

Although its claim to be as the first detective story in the English language is often disputed by Edgar Allan Poe’s The Murders in the Rue Morgue (published more than 25 years earlier), The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins is certainly the first full-length novel where a detective systematically examines clues and follows leads. It has…
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Speakers of the Dead

Written by J Aaron Sanders — Writers as varied as Dashiell Hammett and Oscar Wilde have been called into action by crime fiction authors. J Aaron Sanders recruits America’s greatest poet Walt Whitman for his debut crime novel, Speakers of the Dead. The author is well…
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Bred to Kill

Written by Frank Thilliez, translated by Mark Polizzotti — Almost a year to the day since the events chronicled in Thilliez’s earlier book Syndrome E, a terrible tragedy has driven a wedge between Franck Sharko and Lucie Henebelle’s fledgling romance. The two police detectives, both damaged…
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