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The Accordionist

The Accordionist is the third, final, and best book in Fred Vargas’ Three Evangelists series. Retired detective Louis Kehlweiler is trying to distance himself from the investigative life he left behind when a page six article about two women who have been murder draws him…
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The Accordionist

Written by Fred Vargas, translated by Siân Reynolds — Retired investigator Louis Kehlweiler is working on a translation of a book about Otto Von Bismark. He is deep in thought, but a headline he saw out of the corner of his eye keeps distracting him from the work…
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Suburra

Written by Carlo Bonini and Giancarlo De Cataldo, translated by Antony Shugaar — Rome is said to be the city of echoes, the city of illusions, and the city yearning. Suburra, the novel by writer team Carlo Bonini and Giancarlo De Cataldo, shows it is also…
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Hard Labour

Written by Bill Bateman — Medical crime fiction is not the most mined of the sub-genres we cover, which is strange because doctors hold life and death in their hands every day. And of course things don’t always go the way they planned. In Hard…
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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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Nine Toes in the Grave

Written by Eric Beetner — While mainstream success continues to elude him, Eric Beetner has steadily been making a name for himself on the American indie scene this decade. He is a veteran writer of several novels and short story collections, as well as a regular participant…
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NTN: Until the Debt is Paid

Written by Alexander Hartung, translated by Steve Anderson — Until the Debt is Paid was Alexander Hartung’s second novel in German, and the first to feature his Berlin detective Jan Tommen. After a weekend of hard drinking, Tommen wakes up with the mother of all…
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