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In Strangers' Houses

Written by Elizabeth Mundy – Visible as an issue and yet invisible as individuals, Hungarian immigrants and best friends Lena Szarka and her friend Timea Dubay clean London’s houses in the daytime and its offices at night. Although the work offers them more upward mobility…
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The Greek Wall

Written by Nicolas Verdan, translated by W Donald Wilson — The refugee crisis has been front-and-center in the news media for so long it’s become easy to tune it out. But award-winning Swiss author Nicolas Verdan’s literary crime thriller takes a refreshingly different slant on…
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Dead in the Dark

Written by Stephen Booth — Detective Sergeant Diane Fry of the East Midlands Special Operations Unit is in the small Derbyshire town of Shirebrook investigating the murder of a Polish man, Krystian Zalewski. It appears Zalewski suffered a head wound before dying in his flat. But Shirebrook is…
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The Exiled

Written by Kati Hiekkapelto, translated by David Hackston — Each year, in June, the Tisza river comes into bloom. It sounds very nice and you can easily imagine red, yellow and blue flowers along its banks. But the bloom we’re talking about here is a different….
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Features

Interview: Kati Hiekkapelto

Scandinavian crime fiction carries on booming, but the Finns are settled there just on the edge. As a people, lots of them don’t associate themselves with the rest of Scandinavia (though lots do). In terms of crime fiction, there haven’t really been any breakout superstars from…
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Tell No Tales

Written by Eva Dolan — Dead men tell no tales. CSI’s Gus Grissom would probably take issue with that old adage, but for Peterborough detectives Dushan Zigic and Mel Ferreira it’s quite a problem. Just when they think they’ve got a suspect or witness to…
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Long Way Home

It’s all good when one of our writers lays down her critic’s pen and writes her own novel. There can hardly have been a more stunning debut than this, by Eva Dolan. Scene – the teeming but unglamorous East Anglian city of Peterborough, on the…
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Long Way Home

Written by Eva Dolan — Yesterday was an important day for crime fiction in the UK. It saw the arrival on bookshelves of Long Way Home, one of the best debut novels you’re ever likely to come across. Eva Dolan’s writing is snappy, confident and…
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