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The Siberian Dilemma

Martin Cruz Smith… er… wrote the book on seeking justice under a totalitarian regime when he penned Gorky Park in 1981, and here he updates his Arkady Renko series with a book set in Putin’s Russia. Renko discovers the wilds of Siberia as he heads…
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The Siberian Dilemma

Written by Martin Cruz Smith — On average, a new Arkady Renko novel only arrives every 4.75 years, so if you’ve read any of Martin Cruz Smith’s previous books featuring the Moscow detective you’ll know that The Siberian Dilemma is a reason to celebrate. Renko…
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Welcome back, Arkady

On the Radar — Martin Cruz Smith is one of the most influential American crime authors, and instead of setting his books in the Big Apple or Los Angeles, his preeminent series is set in Russia and features the worn-down detective Arkady Renko. It’s six…
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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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Gondolas and gripping mysteries

On the Radar — Welcome to our weekly column featuring new crime books. This week’s selection isn’t quite as earthshaking as last week‘s, we’ll admit, but there are some great releases starting with a brand new book by Martin Cruz Smith. Can’t wait! The Girl from…
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CIS: My crime classics by Abir Mukherjee

Abir Mukherjee was in the numbers game – an accountant, to be specific. But he’d always wanted to write crime novels and decided to start working on one. When The Daily Telegraph and publishing house Harvill Secker teamed up to run a crime writing competition, Abir…
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The best non-Nordic cold climate crime...

A challenging setting often makes for an interesting read, and Scandinavian authors in particular have become renowned for their ability to weave the freezing weather into their crime stories. From Jo Nesbo’s Blood on Snow right back to Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow, low temperatures…
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