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Floodland brings Flemish crime fiction to our screens

Floodland is a Belgium-Netherlands co-production set in modern day Flanders-Zeeland, the borderland region between the two countries either side of the Scheldt river. It’s a blackly comic police drama that draws heavily on the clash of cultures between city, cosmopolitan liberal values and an out-of-touch…
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Return to Hiroshima

Written by Bob Van Laerhoven, translated by Brian Doyle — Belgian TV crime series have made a huge leap forward in recent years, with Salamander and Tabula Rasa being the most recent ones to hit the UK screens. Belgian crime fiction, however, has been more opaque…
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Belgian crime show Salamander returns

Do you remember the Belgian crime show Salamander, in which detective Paul Gerardi was drawn into unravelling a conspiracy following the robbery of some safety deposit boxes? The Flemish production had British viewers entranced when it was shown on BBC Four in 2014, attracting over…
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Back Up

Written by Paul Colize, translated by Louise Rogers Lalaurie — This crime thriller by Belgian writer Paul Colize about a British rock band was short-listed for a number of prizes when first released. Although it is only now available in English, the book should find…
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