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Death in Florence

Written by Marco Vichi, translated by Stephen Sartarelli — Italian crime writing, often preoccupied with the country’s cuisine and corruption, is among the best in the genre, yet Inspector Montalbano is really the only detective from Italy who can claim current bestseller status as a series…
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It's dagger time! Six 2012 winners announced

The Crime Writers’ Association announced the winners of six of its prestigious daggers at an award ceremony that took place last night in London. They included – The Dagger in the Library, The Non-Fiction Dagger, The Debut Dagger, The Ellis Peters Historical Dagger, The International…
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It’s Jubilee O’Clock

On the radar – This week we’re feeling quite festive here at CFL as it’s the Diamond Jubilee weekend in the UK. Our bunting is already out and we certainly envisage overflowing teacups, cream cakes and a plentiful supply of crime fiction to keep us…
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Police procedurals: five of the best

It is not surprising that the police procedural is one of the most enduring forms of crime fiction. The process by which a crime is solved, and the relationships between members of the police, and those they have with family and friends, continue to fascinate….
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