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Return to Hiroshima

Written by Bob Van Laerhoven, translated by Brian Doyle — Belgian TV crime series have made a huge leap forward in recent years, with Salamander and Tabula Rasa being the most recent ones to hit the UK screens. Belgian crime fiction, however, has been more opaque…
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What My Body Remembers

Written by Agnete Friis, translated by Lindy Falk van Rooyen — Ella Nygaard’s earliest memory is becoming an orphan when her father murdered her mother. However, she is suppressing her memory of the event, and as a result suffers from PTSD, and is subject to fits. She…
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Treacherous Strand

Written by Andrea Carter — Despite the moody cover art and threatening title, this novel falls squarely in cosy crime territory, although with a grittier edge than some of its American cousins in the sub-genre. Set on the Inishowen Peninsula in Ireland, about as far north…
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The Crow Girl

Written by a pair of Swedes using the pseudonym Erik Axl Sund, The Crow Girl is the next big thing in Scandinavian crime fiction. Vast, dark, atmospheric and tackling all manner of big themes, it actually collects together three separately published novels in one fabulous…
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The Crow Girl

Written by Erik Axl Sund, translated by Neil Smith — It’s been a decade since the posthumous publication of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, which kicked off a global fascination in all things Nordic noir. Ever since, the holy grail for readers and publishers alike has been…
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The Hanging Girl

Written by Jussi Adler-Olsen, translated by William Frost — Danish author Jussi Adler-Olsen is now one of the country’s top literary exports. The jacket of The Hanging Girl – the sixth Department Q novel, featuring Carl Mørck – proclaims sales of 12.5 million copies. The author’s creation…
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The Innocent

Written by Taylor Stevens — Taylor Stevens has a remarkable insider view of religious cults. She was herself raised in the Children of God cult, moved all around the globe, denied basic education, and sent to beg on the streets by cult leaders. When she…
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