Low Heights

Written by Pascal Garnier, translated by Melanie Florence — The translations of French noir writer Pascal Garnier’s short novels have taken the English-speaking world by storm.…

The flavour of French noir

On the Radar — This week sees new releases from two of France’s finest contemporary novelists: Fred Vargas and Pascal Garnier. So, get ready for…

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Curiouser and curiouser

On the Radar — Some have suggested that the numerically titled Stephanie Plum series has grown a little predictable, however author Janet Evanovich has branched out…

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Questions are being asked

On the Radar — We’ll start this week with Laura Lippman’s latest release in which old crimes are unravelled after four decades when, finally, someone…

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NTN: The Stone Boy

Written by Sophie Loubière, translated by Nora Mahony — Sophie Loubière won the Prix Lion Noir in France with this tricksy yet subtle psychological thriller.…

How’s the Pain?

Translated from the original French, How’s the Pain ranked as MarinaSofia‘s favourite crime book of 2012. She said: “This, to my mind, is the perfect…

How’s the Pain?

Written by Pascal Garnier — Pascal Garnier was, until his death in 2010, one of the most distinctive and versatile authors in France. Children’s writer,…