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Amsterdam Noir

Edited by René Appel and Josh Pachter — Fourteen of The Netherlands’ premier authors of crime and literary fiction contributed to this collection, with the editors – top-rated crime authors themselves – providing the 15th. Amsterdam Noir is the latest in Akashic Books’ long-running series…
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Agents of the State

Written by Mike Nicol — The Rainbow Nation is developing a well- deserved reputation for excellent crime fiction. Perhaps it’s not surprising since its unfortunate history provides fertile grounds for inspiration. Lauren Beukes’ brand of supernatural-tinged mystery and suspense has already achieved breakout international success. Roger Smith’s nihilistic…
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The Corpse with the Garnet Face

Written by Cathy Ace — Will the Welsh Canadian writer Cathy Ace ever run out of precious stones and human body parts for her book titles? They usually go The Corpse with… [Gem Name] [Body Part] and they star the sensible middle-aged academic with a photographic memory, Cait…
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The Girl Who Broke the Rules

Written by Marnie Riches — When the dismembered corpses of sex workers begin to turn up in Amsterdam, Chief Inspector Paul van den Bergen knows he has a serious case on his hands. The bodies have all been disemboweled and the suspicion is that a ritualistic killer…
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Aloysius Tempo

Written by Jason Johnson — Aloysius Tempo was brought up hard. His mother, uncertain of which side of the Irish political divide his father came from, abandoned him a few days after his birth. She left him beside a stream, his cradle a plastic beer…
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The Girl Who Wouldn't Die

Written by Marnie Riches — Georgina (George) McKenzie is a Cambridge University student on exchange in the lurid city of Amsterdam. When a bomb goes off outside the university where she is studying politics, no-one seems able to explain why it was targeted. George can’t help herself but get…
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