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How's the Pain?

Translated from the original French, How’s the Pain ranked as MarinaSofia‘s favourite crime book of 2012. She said: “This, to my mind, is the perfect noir: a tragicomedy about an unlikely friendship between the ageing vermin exterminator Simon (AKA a contract killer) and the naïve…
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How's the Pain?

Written by Pascal Garnier — Pascal Garnier was, until his death in 2010, one of the most distinctive and versatile authors in France. Children’s writer, novelist, short story writer and even painter, he was profoundly disparaging of genre labels on books, calling them an oversimplified…
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The Murder of Halland

Written by Pia Juul — Bess and Halland live in a small town. They seem quietly content and middle-aged, and have been together for 10 years. Bess is a short story writer who left her husband and her daughter to be with Halland, and who…
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