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The best non-Nordic cold climate crime...

A challenging setting often makes for an interesting read, and Scandinavian authors in particular have become renowned for their ability to weave the freezing weather into their crime stories. From Jo Nesbo’s Blood on Snow right back to Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow, low temperatures…
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Wylding Hall

Written by Elizabeth Hand – Having received 5-star reviews on CFL for her crime novels featuring rock photographer and noir anti-hero Cass Neary, a new release from US author Elizabeth Hand is always worth investigating. Wylding Hall also features photography as part of its plot,…
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Generation Loss

Our writer Crime Fiction Lover laps up Scandinavian crime novels like there’s no tomorrow, so it’s something of a departure to find his top book of 2013 is set in Maine. Photographer Cass Neary heads up to a remote island to interview another photographer who…
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Generation Loss

Set on a wintry island off the coast of Maine, this book introduces us to a physically and mentally scarred bisexual photographer, Cassandra Neary, who travels to the island to write a piece for a pop culture magazine. She encounters missing teenagers, pets killed by…
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Interview: Elizabeth Hand

A lapsed Catholic whose father was a New York State judge for 40 years, and whose mother read crime voraciously, Elizabeth Hand had her first novel published at 33. Her many successful forays into contemporary dark fantasy were followed in 2008 by her first crime…
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