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Rosy & John by Pierre Lemaitre

Translated by Frank Wynne — Pierre Lemaitre came to our attention in 2013 with his kidnap thriller, Alex, an original and gripping police procedural. It was actually the second in the series featuring diminutive Parisian detective, Camille Verhœven. The success of Alex, which has a…
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On the Radar: A cut above

Summer is here in the Northern Hemisphere so maybe you’re looking for a thriller to read on your holidays, or perhaps just as you sit in the garden waiting for lockdown measures to be further stripped back? And those in the Southern Hemisphere might need…
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Inhuman Resources

Written by Pierre Lemaitre, translated by Sam Gordon — It is impossible to fit French author Pierre Lemaitre into one neat category. He has written graphic police procedurals like Alex, atmospheric and almost dreamy slow-burn psychological thrillers like Three Days and a Life and even award-winning…
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The return of Philip Marlowe!

On the Radar — Well, whaddaya know? Philip Marlowe is back on the crime bookshelf this week, a result of Raymond Chandler’s estate inviting journalist and travel writer Lawrence Osborne to create a new mystery for the world’s most famous private eye. We’ve got new…
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Five of the best French crime authors

Who’s the best French crime author? Plenty will probably jump to the name Georges Simenon. Although he was Belgian, he set most of his novels in France and enjoyed a prolific career writing stories about his detective Maigret. They’re even on the telly. Those with…
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Three Days and a Life

Written by Pierre Lemaitre, translated by Frank Wynne — You might remember Pierre Lemaitre as the author of the heart-pounding, unpredictable and rather graphic trilogy of crime novels Alex, Irene and Camille, winning the CWA International Dagger Award for two of them. Here at Crime Fiction…
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CWA Dagger shortlists 2015 announced

With CrimeFest 2015 in full swing in Bristol this weekend, the Crime Writer’s Association has announced shortlists for some of its annual Dagger awards. The big categories unveiled include the International Dagger and the Historical Dagger, which this year is sponsored by Endeavour Press. There’s…
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Camille

Written by Pierre Lemaitre, translated by Frank Wynne — After taking the tropes of serial killers and kidnappings and turning them on their heads, in his latest book, Camille, bestselling French crime author Pierre Lemaitre takes on the heist story and subverts our expectations completely. This is…
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