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Spriteby: Top five books of 2013

2013 has been quite a year for catching up with the latest exploits of several old favourites, and making the acquaintance of one or two new detectives and authors who have entered the crime fiction genre over the last 12 months. My crime fiction year…
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Spriteby: Top five books of 2012

As a fan of Nordic Noir and historical crime fiction, this year has been a pretty good one for me. The only problem, I’ve found, has been finding the time to read all of the great books that have come my way over the past…
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66 North: Fire & Ice Book II

Written by Michael Ridpath — When we first met Detective Magnus Jónsson of the Boston Police Department in Where the Shadows Lie, he was seconded to Reykjavík Violent Crimes Unit and followed the trail of a killer intent on getting hold of a previously unknown…
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Murder On The Menu & more

On The Radar – Our weekly new books radar is blipping loudly this week with a heart-stopping thriller, two serial killers, a dangerous treasure hunt in Sweden and deadly secrets in Iceland. These books play with some great ideas, such as a food critic who…
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Spriteby: Top five books of 2011

This year has certainly been a prolific year for crime fiction, with several new entrants to the genre who I think are definitely set to give the old guard a run for their money. This year for me has been about new discoveries – writers who…
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Where the Shadows Lie

Magnus Jonson is Icelandic by birth, but has lived most of his life in the United States, having moved there with his father and brother following the death of his mother. Now a detective in the Boston Police Department, he’s got himself involved in a…
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Where the Shadows Lie

Written by Michael Ridpath — This is Scandinavian crime fiction with a difference. The author happens to be a Brit, and Where the Shadows Lie is the first in his Fire & Ice series. What makes it even more intriguing is the fact that he…
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