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Swedish crime show Blinded landing on DVD

US based fans of Nordic noir are in for a treat because on 24 November Sundance Now will be releasing the Swedish crime drama Blinded on DVD. This clever financial thriller revolves around financial journalist Bea Farkas, played by Julia Ragnarsson. She’s having a secret…
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The Banker's Wife

Written by Cristina Alger — The words ‘financial’ and ‘thriller’ are usually enough to send me running for the hills, and they’re there for all to see in the praise lavished upon this book. But something appealed, and I’m glad I trusted my instincts to…
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Trap

Written by Lilja Sigurdardottir, translated by Quentin Bates — Following her daring exploits in Snare, Sonja Gunnarsdottir is hiding out in an isolated California trailer park with her 10-year-old son, Tomas, far away from her native Iceland. She has escaped life as a drugs mule, hoping…
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Say Nothing

Written by Brad Parks — Read the opening lines of this contemporary stand-alone thriller by American author Brad Parks and you pretty much have to keep going: “Their first move against us was so small, such an infinitesimal blip against the blaring background noise of…
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The Girl from Home

Written by Adam Mitzner — Wall Stree traders used to call themselves the masters of the universe. Maybe they still do. It’s what Jonathan Caine’s friends call him, perhaps with a touch of irony, and he does indeed deal in the arcane world of hedge funds. He has…
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The Panama Papers in crime fiction

Yes, these are taxing times for the super-wealthy – particularly those of them in public office – who are finding out that the rest of us would rather they did their bit. The release of the Panama Papers also provides a delicious moment for financial…
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Black Holes

Written by He Jiahong, translated by Emily Jones — We have an unusual little gem for you today: crime fiction set in the rapidly-changing China of the mid-1990s and written by an author who is one of China’s foremost authorities on criminal justice and a…
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