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The Elegant Lie

Written by Sam Eastland — The year is 1949 and Nathan Carter walks out of prison in Cologne and into the nascent Cold War. Back in the States, Carter was an undercover police detective tasked with infiltrating union dock workers. His cover was so deep…
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The Forger

Written by Cay Rademacher, translated by Peter Millar — Frank Stave begins this novel as a chief inspector in Hamburg’s Homicide division. But having been shot during a routine operation he has reconsidered his career and when he is fit to return to work he requests…
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Oblivion

As titles go, Arnaldur Indridason’s Oblivion is pretty downbeat, but this is an enthralling look at the younger days of the glum Icelandic Detective Erlendur. Fans of the mature Elendur will know that one of his chief fixations is about missing persons, and this is…
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Oblivion

Written by Arnaldur Indridason, translated by Victoria Cribb — Released in Iceland as Kamp Knox last November, Oblivion is the second of Arnaldur Indridason’s ‘young Erlendur‘ books. Similar to the way in which ITV gave us Endeavour – a look at Morse before he became a dour,…
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Then We Take Berlin

Written by John Lawton — Having already penned seven Inspector Troy novels the author, director and screenwriter John Lawton’s latest offering is a thriller that is sure to have any fan of John Le Carré’s Smiley novels gripped. The book opens in Berlin in 1963,…
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