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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. She has written several books but The Stone Boy is the first to be translated into English, so we’re claiming…
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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 noir: a tragicomedy about an unlikely friendship between the ageing vermin exterminator Simon (AKA a contract killer) and the naïve…
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MarinaSofia: Top five books of 2012

I’ve never been good with limitations. Faced with the prospect of choosing among all the great books I’ve read this year and selecting just five (FIVE?!?) to highlight, I turned all Oliver Twist. ‘Please, kind sir, can I have more?’  But Crime Fiction Lover’s Master…
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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, novelist, short story writer and even painter, he was profoundly disparaging of genre labels on books, calling them an oversimplified…
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