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The Accusation

Written by Bandi — You won’t find a conventional thriller in this collection of modern-day short stories set in North Korea, and while you may find puzzlement, you won’t find much mystery. What you do find – on a vast, society-wide, top-to-bottom scale – is crime….
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Stasi Wolf

Written by David Young — David Young’s novel Stasi Child was a memorable debut and a breath of fresh air in crime fiction. It focused on East Germany in the 1970s, a country and period that are less known to readers in Western Europe. By fortuitous coincidence,…
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Corpus

Written by Rory Clements — It is 1936 Berlin and Nancy Hereward is a privileged young woman with left wing ideals who is dodging Nazis to deliver papers to a Jewish scientist. Nancy has a predilection for morphine and a few months later is found dead…
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Child 44

Written by Tom Rob Smith — First published in 2008, Child 44 put Tim Rob Smith on the map as an author of taut, gritty crime fiction. Like Gorky Park, it used Soviet Russia as its backdrop – with all the nuances of communist justice. Also…
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Death of a Nightingale

Written by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis, translated by Elizabeth Dyssegaard — This is the third in the bestselling Nina Borg series by Danish wonder team Kaaberbøl and Friis. Natasha Doroshenko, a Ukrainian national in Denmark, is on the run from the law. But that’s just…
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The Woman Who Wouldn’t Die

Written by Colin Cotterill — The setting is Vientiane, Laos in the late 1970s. The country’s only coroner, Dr Siri Paiboun, now retired, is recalled to oversee the search for the body of the brother of a high-ranking minister. This was initiated when the corpse’s location…
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The Child Thief

Written by Dan Smith — Leaving behind the tropical locales of his previous works, Dark Horizons and Dry Season, Dan Smith’s third book, The Child Thief, is set in western Ukraine. It’s a harsh winter in the 1930s with communist troops scouting the area for…
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Interview: Dan Smith

Released last month, Dan Smith’s third novel The Child Thief is already garnering rave reviews, and deservedly so. Set in 1930s Ukraine it is beautifully written and so atmospheric you may find yourself checking your toes for frostbite by the time you finish it. Dan…
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