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Broken Windows

Written by Paul D Marks — Paul Marks’s second Duke Rogers PI thriller is a follow-up to the recently reissued White Heat, a Shamus award-winner in 2013. Rogers, principal narrator of this entertaining tale, has the sly humour of a modern-day Philip Marlowe and a…
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Marked for Life

Written by Emilie Schepp —  Nothing seems to ruffle Jana Berzelius, the cool and collected public prosecutor based in the Swedish municipality of Norrköping. With her formal manner and never a hair out of place, she’s the consummate professional who commands respect. So it’s no surprise…
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La Frontera

Written by Sam Hawken — Sam Hawken’s The Dead Women of Juarez and Tequila Sunset set the ball rolling for this popular author who takes a look at the perils of life on both sides of the border between Mexico and Texas. We last reviewed Missing in 2014, but…
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The Defenceless

Kati Hiekkapelto’s cop Anna Fekete first featured in The Hummingird (2014) and she returns in another crime thriller which exposes the raw underbelly of Finland’s normally calm and thoughtful society. Police officer Fekete and her older colleague Esko have to fight hard to stay on…
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The Defenceless

Written by Kati Hiekkapelto, translated by David Hackston — There’s a new school of social critique creeping into crime fiction. When it’s done without sacrificing either characterisation or a good plot, it can make for very compelling reading. After Stav Sherez and Eva Dolan in the…
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One of Us

Written by Iain Rowan — Iain Rowan has earned something of a cult following for his short fiction and after publishing two excellent collections he has finally released a full length novel. One of Us began life as an entry to the Crime Writer Associations’…
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