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Crocodile Tears by Mercedes Rosende

Translated by Tim Gutteridge — One of the pleasures of reading international crime fiction is heightened awareness that the diabolical imagination is alive and kicking in authors everywhere. Uruguay probably isn’t at the top of your list of places where clever crimes are hatched –…
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The Cartel

Written by Don Winslow — The Power of the Dog, Don Winslow’s first depiction of America’s war on drugs, changed perceptions of its author when it was published in 2005. Winslow was already an established writer stateside and a winner of the Edgar Award, but…
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The Darkest Heart

Dan Smith is a wizard at conjuring up the atmosphere of inaccessible, hostile locations around the world. This time it’s the mining landscape of inland Brazil, where capitalist greed is rife and human life cheap. This is essentially a rewriting of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness,…
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The Darkest Heart

Written by Dan Smith — Set in a little-known part of Brazil, this is a novel which explores the very thin line between darkness and light, life and death, good and evil in this country of contrasts. Yet in the process, it delves into the…
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A Crack in the Wall

Written by Claudia Piñeiro, translated by Miranda France — Is it possible to write a compelling book about a real crack in a concrete wall? This is exactly what Argentinian writer Claudia Piñeiro sets out to do in this unusual crime novel. Of course, as we…
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Far South

Written as the casebook of Juan Manuel Perez, Far South follows his detailed investigation into the disappearance of enigmatic theatre director, Gerardo Fischer. It’s set in Argentina, but what makes it so new and experimental is that at certain points the story points you to…
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