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On the Radar: From Norway with scales

Just as COVID restrictions have eased we’ve now got the heightened worry that every living thing on the planet could soon be vaporised in a nuclear cataclysm… but at least there’s our weekly newsletter to distract you. And anyway, as crime fiction lovers, we’re used…
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On the Radar: Hotel under siege

For those who love the action genre, Die Hard is perhaps the greatest Christmas movie of all. Now imagine if Die Hard was set in Hamburg. Maybe it would be a little bit like the latest novel by Simone Buchholz, whose Chastity Riley series has…
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Mexico Street by Simone Buchholz

Translated by Rachel Ward — German crime author Simone Buchholz has won numerous awards for her noir thrillers. Her most recent book, an energetic police procedural, is newly translated into English and won the German Crime Fiction Prize in 2019. Like Buchholz’s previous two novels,…
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Beton Rouge

Simone Buchholz is one of the freshest, funniest voices in crime fiction to come out of Germany since Jakob Arjouni. In this story about caged and tortured top executives at a publishing company bent on restructuring, she gives the American hardboiled tradition a modern twist…
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MarinaSofia: Top five books of 2018

There’s nothing more enjoyable than travelling the globe via crime fiction, so it should come as no surprise that each one of my top five picks take me to another part of the world. What’s more, four out of the five I’ve chosen this year…
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