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Holy Ceremony

Written by Harri Nykänen, translated by Kristian London — Finnish crime fiction has always been on the quirky side when compared to the more earnest crime novels of Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Less often translated or adapted for film or television than the other Scandinavian countries,…
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NTN: When Time Runs Out

Written by Elina Hirvonen, translated by Hildi Hawkins — Now that publishers (and readers) know they’re onto a good thing with Scandinavian crime fiction, a wider variety is finding it’s way into English translation. When Time Runs Out by Finland’s Elina Hirvonen is one novel…
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The Healer

Tapani Lehtinen’s wife Johanna goes missing from their Helsinki home. But this isn’t the current safe and sophisticated Finnish capital of today – it’s a dysfunctional hell-hole, ravaged by the effects of climate change and social disintegration. This futuristic novel charts Tapani’s efforts to find…
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The Healer

Written by Antti Tuomainen, translated by Lola Rogers — Tapani Lehtinen isn’t the kind of character you’d expect to solve a mystery. He’s not a resilient detective, he has no martial arts training or outstanding computer skills. And, even though he’s a poet, he doesn’t…
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Available Dark

Cass Neary exists on the edge of society. She received critical acclaim for her book of photography Dead Girls early on in life but after splitting with her muse and lover Quinn O’Boyle, she has been drifting. She’s now into early middle age and is…
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Written by Elizabeth Hand — This is the second Cass Neary thriller, following on from Generation Loss. Not having read that book didn’t prevent me in any way from enjoying this latest one. Cass Neary exists on the edge of society. She received critical acclaim…
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