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Three, two, one...

On the Radar — This week our new books column brings you five new ways to get your crime fiction mojo going. Starting off in Sweden we have the first of two Nordic noir thrillers, plus two contemporary American authors and some historical crime fiction…
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The top eight Nordic noir novels of 2018

Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland. They were the domain of the Northmen, the dreaded pagan hordes that swept through Europe around the end of the first millennia with their crazy, one-eyed gods, war hammers and long blonde hair. A similar though altogether more pleasant…
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Trap

Written by Lilja Sigurdardottir, translated by Quentin Bates — Following her daring exploits in Snare, Sonja Gunnarsdottir is hiding out in an isolated California trailer park with her 10-year-old son, Tomas, far away from her native Iceland. She has escaped life as a drugs mule, hoping…
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The return of Philip Marlowe!

On the Radar — Well, whaddaya know? Philip Marlowe is back on the crime bookshelf this week, a result of Raymond Chandler’s estate inviting journalist and travel writer Lawrence Osborne to create a new mystery for the world’s most famous private eye. We’ve got new…
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Snare

This debut by Lilja Sigurdardottir pulls the camera in close on what it’s like to be a drugs mule for a sordid Reykjavik outfit. Main character Sonja Gunnarsdottir hates the fact that she has been ensnared by local organised crime, but at the same time gets…
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