Passport to Death

Written by Yigal Zur, translated by Sara Kitai — This thriller, recently translated into English, begins in Tel Aviv, with former Israeli security operative Dotan Naor presented with a new case. He and his business partner have made something of a specialty of locating Israelis…
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Farang: Nordic noir goes to Thailand

Fans of Scandinavian crime shows tune in for a variety of reasons. There’s the cold climate, and the isolation of the far north. Or, the social issues exposed within these supposedly ideal social democracies. Sometimes it’s that combination of minimalist dialogue, muted emotions and restrained…
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The Truth Itself by James Rayburn

By Roger Smith writing as James Rayburn — The South African crime novelist Roger Smith has written under a pseudonym before. In 2012 he wrote Vile Blood, a horror novel, under the name Max Wilde. In this latest book, Smith has again taken a step away…
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First look: Cockroaches by Jo Nesbo

When Cockroaches is published on 28 November here in the UK, all 10 Harry Hole novels will be available in English. And, sadly, that probably won’t be enough for fans of Jo Nesbo, who can’t seem to get enough of the Norwegian author and his…
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SummerCrime: Holiday reads for 2013

Crime novels, with their abundant local colour and detail, are excellent travel companions. If you’re heading to a popular holiday destination this summer, why not load up your Kindle (or your suitcase) with some crime fiction set in the place you’re going to? We’ve picked…
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