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Corpus

Written by Rory Clements — It is 1936 Berlin and Nancy Hereward is a privileged young woman with left wing ideals who is dodging Nazis to deliver papers to a Jewish scientist. Nancy has a predilection for morphine and a few months later is found dead…
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The Other Side of Silence

Written by Philip Kerr — Ex-cop Bernie Gunther feels life has come full circle. In his younger days, between spells with Berlin’s Kriminalpolizei, he was the house detective for the city’s celebrated Adlon Hotel. Then came World War II and Gunther’s nimble foxtrot around Nazi Germany…
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The Fourth Reich

Written by Helen Goltz — The 70th anniversary of the liberation Auschwitz last week proved that the Holocaust is never far from our minds. Writers of fiction and non-fiction look for ways to understand what drove supposedly civilised people to commit genocide. Helen Goltz’s book is one that…
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Tell No Tales

Written by Eva Dolan — Dead men tell no tales. CSI’s Gus Grissom would probably take issue with that old adage, but for Peterborough detectives Dushan Zigic and Mel Ferreira it’s quite a problem. Just when they think they’ve got a suspect or witness to…
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Death Sentences

Edited by Otto Penzler — While crime fiction may be the biggest seller by genre, the dedicated crime bookshop has become an endangered species. In his introduction to this excellent anthology, Ian Rankin recalls his US book tours of the late 80s, a time when many…
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Alphabet House

Written by Jussi Adler-Olsen, translated by Steve Schein – Published for the first time in English, Alphabet House was Danish author Jussi Adler-Olsen’s first book in his native language, predating the Department Q series which includes Mercy and Disgrace. It is an ambitious psychological thriller…
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The Cemetery of Swallows

Written by Mallock, translated by Steven Rendall — Don’t you just love novels which begin with a nearly impossible set-up… and somehow find a way of resolving it? Set-ups don’t get much more implausible than this. Manuel Gemoni, a fairly well-adjusted young Frenchman with a…
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