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Five women to watch in 2019

As the year draws to an end, one of our traditions here at Crime Fiction Lover is to make predictions about which women authors will be the rising stars in the months to come. This is not a comprehensive list, but it’s an opportunity to…
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The Good Son

Written by You-Jeong Jeong, translated by Chi-Young Kim — South Korean fiction is something of a sleeping giant, both within and outside the crime genre, but it’s a giant that is slowly awakening with a number of compelling reads coming out of the southern half…
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The Accusation

Written by Bandi — You won’t find a conventional thriller in this collection of modern-day short stories set in North Korea, and while you may find puzzlement, you won’t find much mystery. What you do find – on a vast, society-wide, top-to-bottom scale – is crime….
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The Investigation

Korean crime fiction is something of a rarity, so this translation by Chi-Young Kim is a find. It is 1944, and a mixture of criminals, anti-war activists and Korean partisans are being held in Fukuoka Prison, a Japanese POW camp. The guards have a particularly…
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The Investigation

Korean crime fiction is something of a rarity, so this translation by Chi-Young Kim is a find. It is 1944, and a mixture of criminals, anti-war activists and Korean partisans are being held in Fukuoka Prison, a Japanese POW camp. The guards have a particularly…
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The Investigation

Written by Jung-Myung Lee, translated by Chi-Young Kim — There’s been a move on of late to introduce Western readers to Korea’s literary traditions. However, up until now we’ve not come across many Korean crime pieces. The Investigation fits the bill, and more… The book is…
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