Child 44 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 like Gorky Park it’s now been…
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CIS: The Judge and His Hangman revisited

Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt is one of the most highly regarded 20th century dramatists of the German-speaking world. Early on in his career, however, he turned to crime fiction and wrote The Judge and His Hangman for a very personal reason – he needed money…
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