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Brazilian Psycho by Joe Thomas

Brazilian Psycho completes Joe Thomas’s São Paulo quartet, bookending the first three mysteries in the series and unifying the piece. The story dives into the underbelly of the city that is the financial heart of Brazil’s economy. It’s a place where the business and political…
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Playboy

Written by Joe Thomas — Playboy is the third novel in the hardboiled São Paulo quartet featuring Mario Leme, a detective with Brazil’s civil police. It is set against the background of the corruption scandal that engulfed President Dilma Rousseff in 2016.  As there are…
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Gringa

Written by Joe Thomas — Lovers of crime fiction will know that one of the things that really draws us into the world of crime fiction is its emphasis on place and time. We see postwar Los Angeles through the lens of James Ellroy’s Los…
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The Darkest Heart

Dan Smith is a wizard at conjuring up the atmosphere of inaccessible, hostile locations around the world. This time it’s the mining landscape of inland Brazil, where capitalist greed is rife and human life cheap. This is essentially a rewriting of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness,…
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The Darkest Heart

Written by Dan Smith — Set in a little-known part of Brazil, this is a novel which explores the very thin line between darkness and light, life and death, good and evil in this country of contrasts. Yet in the process, it delves into the…
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The dark heart of Brazil

Images of Brazil and the beautiful game are all over our screens at the moment, so it’s a fitting time to see the country represented in crime fiction as well. After books set in very cold places – the Ukraine and Russia – British writer…
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