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A Darker State

Written by David Young — This is the third in David Young’s award-winning series of police procedurals about life in East Germany in the mid-1970s. Following Stasi Child and Stasi Wolf, it’s the first without Stasi in the title, and the recent announcement that the Berlin Wall…
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Fiddle City

Written by Dan Kavanagh — When Julian Barnes’s pseudonymous PI novel Duffy was reissued earlier this year, the literary author found himself welcomed into the crime genre. Written under the name Dan Kavanagh, Duffy was a scandalously funny, violent and sordid debut from a writer…
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Calvin's Head

Written by David Swatling — We crime fiction fans are bombarded with books that have ‘death’, ‘die’ or ‘blood’ in the title. So when a story entitled ‘Calvin’s Head’ came to my notice, my interest was piqued. Was it the name of a place? A person?…
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Under the Channel

Written by Gilles Pétel, translated by Emily Boyce and Jane Aitken — A dead body on a train is a mystery straight out of Agatha Christie and the Golden Age of crime fiction. When the murder was committed on the train’s journey through the Channel…
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The Girl in Berlin

It’s summer 1951 and London is feeling the downbeat mood of austerity. Jack McGovern is a detective with Special Branch. High level British diplomats have defected to the Russians and he’s told to investigate Colin Harris, a British communist who has recently returned from East…
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The Girl in Berlin

Written by Elizabeth Wilson — It is the summer of 1951, and despite the manufactured optimism of The Festival of Britain, London is finding it hard to shake off the downbeat mood of austerity. Jack McGovern is a detective working with Special Branch. There is…
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