The Cold Summer

Written by Gianrico Carofiglio, translated by Howard Curtis — Real-life events from 1992 are woven into Gianrico Carofiglio’s fascinating contribution to Italian crime fiction. The…

The Mountain

Luca D’Andrea’s international best-seller The Mountain is a perceptive psychological thriller. In the Dolomite mountains where Germany and Italy collide, first-person narrator Jeremiah Salinger determines…

The Girl in the Fog

Written by Donato Carrisi, translated by Howard Curtis — Two months after a 15-year-old girl goes missing in the fog while on the way to church…

The Mountain

Written by Luca D’Andrea, translated by Howard Curtis — When a debut Italian crime thriller has been translated in 30 countries and its author has…

Suburra

Written by Carlo Bonini and Giancarlo De Cataldo, translated by Antony Shugaar — Rome is said to be the city of echoes, the city of illusions,…

Kill the Father

Written by Sandrone Dazieri — If you missed this pacy Italian thriller when it came out in hardback earlier this year, now is your chance to…

NTN: The Few

Written by Nadia Dalbuono — This is the intriguing debut from an author who is originally from the UK but now lives in Italy, where…

Three-Card Monte

Written by Marco Malvaldi, translated by Howard Curtis — Three-Card Monte is the second instalment in the Bar Lume series, (we reviewed Game For Five…

The Crocodile

Written by Maurizio de Giovanni — Neapolitan author Maurizio de Giovanni is a new Italian name that Little Brown is seeking to bring attention to via…

Game for Five

Written by Marco Malvaldi, translated by Howard Curtis — Game For Five is the first instalment in the Bar Lume series, which are bestsellers in…

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First look: Euro Noir pocket guide

Following on from his pocket guide to Nordic Noir, crime fiction chronicler Barry Forshaw has written Euro Noir: The Pocket Essential Guide to European Crime…

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Camilleri lunchtime book club

Love Italian food and wine? Love Italian crime fiction? Then get out your diary because restaurant Bocca di Lupo and publisher Pan Macmillan have teamed up…

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At the End of a Dull Day

In choosing this as her standout book of 2013, Marina Sofia found this, “Darker than dark, with fiercely black humour and a callous attitude towards…