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Floodland brings Flemish crime fiction to our screens

Floodland is a Belgium-Netherlands co-production set in modern day Flanders-Zeeland, the borderland region between the two countries either side of the Scheldt river. It’s a blackly comic police drama that draws heavily on the clash of cultures between city, cosmopolitan liberal values and an out-of-touch…
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Amsterdam Noir

Editors René Appel and Josh Pachter have collected stories from 14 of The Netherlands’ top-ranking writers of crime and literary fiction – plus a few new faces – in this recent entry in the popular and long running series of place-based anthologies from Akashic Books….
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Amsterdam Noir

Edited by René Appel and Josh Pachter — Fourteen of The Netherlands’ premier authors of crime and literary fiction contributed to this collection, with the editors – top-rated crime authors themselves – providing the 15th. Amsterdam Noir is the latest in Akashic Books’ long-running series…
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The Dutch are coming

Okay, it won’t be quite as dramatic as the arrival of William of Orange and the Glorious Revolution in 1688, but Channel 4’s on demand service Walter Presents is launching three Dutch crime series in the coming months. If you’re looking to move on from the…
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First look: Euro Noir pocket guide

Following on from his pocket guide to Nordic Noir, crime fiction chronicler Barry Forshaw has written Euro Noir: The Pocket Essential Guide to European Crime Fiction, Film & TV. Inside, you’ll find chapters discussing the development of crime fiction – tipping some great authors –…
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