The Feral Detective

Many best-of-2018 lists include Jonathan Lethem’s quirky tale in which Manhattanite Phoebe Siegler’s search for a missing teenager takes her way out of her comfort…

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The Feral Detective

Written by Jonathan Lethem — Noted author Jonathan Lethem, who has been called one of America’s greatest storytellers, returns to crime fiction with his new…

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Lost Empress

Written by Sergio de la Pava — This remarkable book is a crime novel in only the loosest sense of the genre. Yes, crimes take…

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Bellevue Square

Written by Michael Redhill — As you eagerly turn the pages of this fascinating brainteaser of a novel by Michael Redhill you may find yourself…

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Paris in the Present Tense

Written by Mark Helprin, narrated by Bronson Pinchot — For those days when you just can’t face another serial killer and would like a crime novel…

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The Accident on the A35

Graeme Macrae Burnet gives us a multi-layered treat as Chief Inspector Georges Gorski looks into the death of Bertrand Barthelme. The respected local solicitor died…

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Interview: Jonathan Lyon

Jonathan Lyon is a young British author who has suffered from chronic and seemingly incurable pain for many years. Basing himself in Berlin in an…

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The Accident on the A35

Written by Graeme Macrae Burnet — One November evening Bertrand Barthelme’s Mercedes leaves the road and hits a tree. Barthelme is quite dead, his face ruined…

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NTN: Infinite Ground

Written by Martin MacInnes — A retired, unnamed investigator in a nameless Latin American city is woken up by a phone call in the middle of…

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First Person

Written by Richard Flanagan — Can this be true? Has the 2014 Man Booker Prize winner Richard Flanagan written a crime fiction novel? Well, yes and…

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Mr Either/Or

Written by Aaron Poochigian — Epic crime novels written in verse don’t come along too often and Poochigian has written a remarkable book. It is ablaze…

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Carnivore

Jonathan Lyon’s debut will have you baffled. Who is this urchin of a main character, going by the name of Leander? Why is he so…

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Maria in the Moon

Written by Louise Beech — In the breakneck world of thrill-a-minute crime fiction, it does a reader good to take a little breather now and…

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Carnivore

Written by Jonathan Lyon — A detective with a drinking problem and a failed marriage. A hitman who finds a conscience. The psychologically damaged character…

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The Susan Effect

Written by Peter Hoeg, translated by Martin Aitken — Susan Svendsen and her family are away in India. Not together, mind you. Her husband, Laban,…

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Interview: Gregory W Beaubien

Before he started writing novels, Gregory W Beaubien developed his writing skills and eye for telling detail as a journalist and feature writer. He’s now…

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