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David Jackson, The Helper

The first case of the Helper involves a young girl, brutally butchered in a New York bookstore. The murderer has left a message on the victim’s body; it seems to be directed to Detective Callum Doyle, who is leading the … Continue reading

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Sweet as Cane, a debut novel from Stephanie McCoy

Sweet as Cane, Stephanie McCoy’s debut novel, is set in an insignificant small Southern town of North Carolina called Marrow. Not an easy place to grow up in. To quote Winkie Jr.: “You have to be very careful in this … Continue reading

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Ken Follett: Winter of the World

The second volume of Ken Follett’s Century Trilogy, Winter of the World, picks the story up where Fall of the Giants ended. The main characters are the same with the addition of a new generation of protagonists. The dark years … Continue reading

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Hakan Nesser: Hour of the Wolf

It all started on a dark rainy night as he was driving home after an evening out with his buddies. The road was slippery, visibility almost non-existent, and the level of alcohol in his blood certainly did not help his … Continue reading

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Lucretia Grindle’s new novel set in Italy: The Lost Daughter

Another Lucretia Grindle novel set in Italy, this time mainly in Ferrara. From the sudden disappearance of an American student in present day Florence the story jumps back a few decades to the time the Red Brigades disseminated terror throughout … Continue reading

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Stockholm’s crime world exposed in Jens Lapidus’ Easy Money

The criminal underworld of the Swedish capital is exposed in a debut thriller, Easy Money, from the hands of a successful Swedish lawyer and author, Jens Lapidus. His work as criminal defense lawyer has enabled Lapidus to get a close … Continue reading

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Matteo Pericoli: London Unfurled

London Unfurled succeeds Matteo Pericoli’s Manhattan Unfurled, published in 2001. At first this quite unique portrait of London baffles and leaves one perplexed. What am I supposed to do with these two 37-foot-long pen-and-ink drawings that form the detailed views … Continue reading

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