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CIS: My crime classics by Abir Mukherjee

Abir Mukherjee was in the numbers game – an accountant, to be specific. But he’d always wanted to write crime novels and decided to start¬†working on one. When The Daily Telegraph and publishing house Harvill Secker teamed up to run a crime writing competition, Abir…
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The best non-Nordic cold climate crime...

A challenging setting often makes for an interesting read, and Scandinavian authors in particular have become renowned for their ability to weave the freezing weather into their crime stories. From Jo Nesbo’s Blood on Snow right back to Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow, low temperatures…
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Tatiana

Written by Martin Cruz Smith — It’s over 30 years and six books since Arkady Renko first appeared in Gorky Park. In his exquisite first mystery, he swam against the current of Soviet corruption attempting to solve three Moscow murders. Today, the crimson of communism…
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A classic revisited: Gorky Park

Ronald Reagan was steering his course to the White House when Gorky Park came out in 1981. Meanwhile, an ageing autocrat called Leonid Brezhnev, with mighty eyebrows, was the General Secretary of the USSR. In the West, we worried about mutually assured nuclear armageddon. The…
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