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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 to solve a 30-year-old triple murder case, partly as recompense for more recent deaths for which he feels responsible. His…
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The top five crime films of Cannes 2017

Ah, the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Now in it 70th iteration, this year’s event saw companies like Netflix as well as television series jostling for prizes alongside the festival’s more traditional fare – international art house movies. Film and television expert Dennis Broe attended the event…
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The Girl From Venice

Written by Martin Cruz Smith — Martin Cruz Smith is the multi-award winning author of the Arkady Renko series which began with Gorky Park in 1980. Set inside Brezhnev’s Russia, it was made into a movie starring William Hurt and Lee Marvin. With The Girl…
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The Devil's Daughters

Written by Diana Bretherick — Formerly a criminal barrister, Diana Bretherick now lectures in criminology at the University of Portsmouth. In 2012, she won the Good Housekeeping New Novel Competition with her debut, City of Devils, which was subsequently published by Orion in 2013, and was…
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The Lost Swimmer

Written by Ann Turner — Since its release in Australia earlier this month, Ann Turner’s debut The Lost Swimmer has topped the bestseller list of several bookstores, and has received many favourable reviews. It’s not hard to see why – The Lost Swimmer is compelling, original and at…
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By Its Cover

Written by Donna Leon — Donna Leon is one of the leading lights of crime fiction set in Italy. She has made the Venetian lagoon her own, with occasional forays to the nearby Dolomites with her long-running series featuring Commissario Brunetti and his family. This…
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