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The Good Son

Written by You-Jeong Jeong, translated by Chi-Young Kim — South Korean fiction is something of a sleeping giant, both within and outside the crime genre, but it’s a giant that is slowly awakening with a number of compelling reads coming out of the southern half…
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Features

The top five crime films of Cannes 2017

Ah, the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Now in it 70th iteration, this year’s event saw companies like Netflix as well as television series jostling for prizes alongside the festival’s more traditional fare – international art house movies. Film and television expert Dennis Broe attended the event…
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Ping-Pong Heart

Written by Martin Limon — The author returns to his long-running series set in South Korea in the aftermath of the Korean War. The series is now reached the early 1970s, nearly two decades on from the end of the war. He provides us with another clever…
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The Ville Rat

Written by Martin Limon — This is the 10th novel in the Sergeant George Sueno series that began with Jade Lady Burning in 1998. The author Martin Limon is a US Army veteran who spent a decade in South Korea, where the series is set. The…
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The Iron Sickle

Written by Martin Limon — Martin Limon served his country for 20 years, and over the course of nine novels (including this one) and one short story collection has chronicled the experiences of the 8th US Army in South Korea following the war there. Crucial…
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The Investigation

Written by Jung-Myung Lee, translated by Chi-Young Kim — There’s been a move on of late to introduce Western readers to Korea’s literary traditions. However, up until now we’ve not come across many Korean crime pieces. The Investigation fits the bill, and more… The book is…
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Destination South Korea

Location, location, location. An interesting setting is a key constituent in a good crime novel, and since we started Crime Fiction Lover our reading has taken us to all kinds of places. We visited Ystad, Edinburgh and Miami a few weeks ago when we talked…
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