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Playboy

Written by Joe Thomas — Playboy is the third novel in the hardboiled São Paulo quartet featuring Mario Leme, a detective with Brazil’s civil police. It is set against the background of the corruption scandal that engulfed President Dilma Rousseff in 2016.  As there are…
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Unrest

Written by Jesper Stein, translated by David Young — Detective Alex Steen of the Copenhagen homicide division is a divorcee who still pines for his ex-wife and uses hashish to mitigate his insomnia. He lives in Norrebro, in one the worst neighborhoods in the city….
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Texas Two-Step

Written by Michael Pool — In this novel of crimes, both petty and not-so, Michael Pool takes you from the laid-back atmosphere of Colorado, where marijuana growing, possession and sale is legal, to rural Teller County in East Texas, where it definitely is not. The…
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Macbeth by Jo Nesbo

Translated by Don Bartlett — First performed in 1606, Shakespeare’s Macbeth is one of the best crime stories ever written. Okay, it’s not a whodunnit – we know early on who the culprits are – but to this day it gives us a wonderful psychological…
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The Force

Written by Don Winslow, narrated by Dion Graham — For a while yet, every gritty, noir cop story set in urban America will be compared to the television series The Wire in terms of realism, character development, and sheer storytelling power. So the audiobook of…
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Sirens

Written by Joseph Knox — Disgraced Detective Constable Aidan Waits has been caught stealing drugs and publicly humiliated. His boss, Superintendent Parrs, is an uncompromising Scot with ambiguous motivations who takes the opportunity to make Waits an offer he simply can’t refuse. He can go to…
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