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Cult X

Written by Fuminori Nakamura, translated by Kalau Almony — Cult X is an ambitious novel, one that pushes boundaries and redefines what crime fiction can be. At 512 pages, it’s also the size of a house brick, with a huge amount of information crammed into…
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Anglesey Blue, and more...

On the Radar — We’ll start off this week with the latest book to land on the shelf marked Welsh crime fiction. Release yesterday – St David’s Day, appropriately – Anglesey Blue from Bloodhound Books looks interesting. But don’t stop in North Wales, we’ve got crime…
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The Finnish double-punch

On the Radar — In a move reminiscent of a terrifying 1980s pro wrestling move, Orenda Books is landing a Finnish double-punch on us this week with two knockout Nordic noir novels. We’ve practiced our pronunciations, and we can assure you that both Kati Kiekkapelto and Antti…
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Last Winter We Parted

Written by Fuminori Nakamura, translated by Allison Markin Powell – The question of how art inspires and corrupts is something that drives the work of Japanese crime superstar Fuminori Nakamura, and the art is of the unconventional kind. In his first novel to be translated…
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Watch out, it's the Peculiar Crimes Unit!

On the Radar — This week’s book report takes us to the US, Japan, and Iceland before heading to London where Bryant & May’s Peculiar Crimes Unit are looking into a case involving secret codes and witchcraft. The Doll by Taylor Stevens US thriller writer…
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The Thief

Written by Fuminori Nakamura —The Kenzaburō Ōe Prize is regarded as one of Japan’s most prestigious literary awards, even though it has only been around since 2006. The winner doesn’t get a cash prize, rather the honour of having their novel translated into other languages….
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