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Jeremy Megraw: Top five books of 2015

It’s been another banner year for Scandinavian crime fiction, and Sweden leads the pack with the latest trend: collaborative ventures. Two such creatures live in my top five for 2015, The Father by Anton Svensson and The Man Who Watched Women by Hjorth & Rosenfeldt….
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CIS: My classics by Gunnar Staalesen

Tell you what… it’s a real honour to have Norway’s Gunnar Staalesen here on the site during Classics in September. He’s regarded as one of the father’s of Scandinavian crime fiction and his debut was way back in 1977 with Seasons of Innocence. It was…
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Book Club

We Shall Inherit the Wind

With a somewhat philosophical title, this is Gunnar Staalesen’s latest Varg Veum book to appear in English. As a private detective, Veum is unusual in Scandinavian crime fiction and here he’s hired by a woman to find her missing husband. He’s an executive in a…
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We Shall Inherit the Wind

Written by Gunnar Staalesen, translated by Don Bartlett — Little known fact: there is a statue of Gunnar Staalesen’s private detective character Varg Veum in the author’s home town of Bergen, Norway. We can begin to appreciate why with the translation of the 14th instalment of…
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Big trouble in real China

On the Radar — Could Cath Staincliffe’s latest release be one of the hottest books this summer? It’s the story of how a young woman goes missing while teaching English in China and her parents go out there to find her. We’ve also got a…
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Bizarre, twisted & downright impenetrable

On the Radar — Publishers have ramped things up – perhaps in time for the summer holiday reading spree everyone has planned. This week’s selection of seven new release reflects the fact that the presses are working overtime, and brings you tales that are certainly…
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