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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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Knock Knock by Anders Roslund

Journalist Anders Roslund teamed up with ex-criminal prison campaigner Börge Hellström to bring us the first Swedish detective Ewert Grens novel in 2004. Odjuret, translated as both The Beast and Pen 33, broke new ground with its realistic portrait of violence and its scathing indictment…
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Consolation by Garry Disher

Crime fiction lovers of a certain vintage will recall the “Evenin’ all” of Dixon of Dock Green and the bordering-on-the-twee cosiness of Heartbeat. Both these British television series featured coppers with a keen local knowledge and a sometimes trying beat. Leaping across decades and continents,…
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