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Dear Child by Romy Hausmann

When Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart famously declared “I know it when I see it,” he was referring to obscenity and whether or not the Louis Malle film The Lovers could be categorised as such. I have much the same relationship with psychological thrillers. An…
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Mexico Street by Simone Buchholz

Translated by Rachel Ward — German crime author Simone Buchholz has won numerous awards for her noir thrillers. Her most recent book, an energetic police procedural, is newly translated into English and won the German Crime Fiction Prize in 2019. Like Buchholz’s previous two novels,…
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The Dance of Death

The Dance of Death is the third in Oliver Bottini’s Black Forest Investigations series featuring detective Louise Bonì. When, on a foggy Saturday afternoon, an armed man appears in the garden of the Niemann family in Freiburg, Germany, their lives are changed inexplicably. As Louise…
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