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Mal McEwan: Top five books of 2016

The glorious potential of crime fiction to lead us into other lives and times is unsurpassed. My list will lead you to various corners of the globe but I have, inevitably, opted for a slice of Scotland too. All these books have a strong sense…
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NTN: Cambodia Noir

Written by Nick Seeley — This year has seen the rise of some impressive new stars in crime fiction, authors whose novels are set in far-flung European locales, Scandinavian landscapes, and urban America. Perhaps none is more stellar than Nick Seeley whose debut novel, Cambodia Noir, is set in…
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Hunters in the Dark

Written by Lawrence Osborne — With its double identities and air of brooding menace, Hunters in the Dark is a literary thriller that’s earned comparisons to Patricia Highsmith. She was an author who travelled and enjoyed setting her shadowy psychological thrillers in far-flung locations. Osborne is…
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Interview: Andrew Nette

This month saw the release of Melbourne-based author Andrew Nette’s debut novel, Ghost Money, a driving work of modern noir set against a background of political upheaval and rampant gangsterism in 90s Cambodia. Andrew has been our Australia correspondent for a while now, writing on…
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Ghost Money

Written by Andrew Nette — Ghost Money is the debut novel of Australian writer Andrew Nette, set in his one-time stomping ground Cambodia during the dying days of the Khmer Rouge. The country has been ravaged by decades of conflict, it’s fractured and politically unstable,…
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The Cambodian Book of The Dead

Written by Tom Vater — Maier is a German war correspondent turned private detective. His agency sends him on what he assumes will be a tiresome but straightforward mission – to locate Rolf Muller-Overbeck, the errant heir to a Mannheim coffee manufacturing fortune, who has…
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