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No-one Loves a Policeman, by Guillermo Orsi

No-one Loves a Policeman No-One Loves a Policeman By Guillermo Orsi, translated from the (Argentinian) Spanish by Nick CaistorMacLehose Press (Quercus), May 2010.  Pablo Martelli, known as Gotán, is retired from the police force (“the National Shame”) in Buenos Aires, and … Continue reading

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All She Was Worth, by Miyuki Miyabe

All She Was Worth On one level, All She Was Worth is a traditional type of detective novel. A young woman, Shoko Sekine, goes missing. Her distraught fiancé contacts his uncle, Shunsuke Honma, a police detective on long-term sick leave … Continue reading

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The Eye of Jade, by Diane Wei Liang

  The Eye of Jade Mei Wang is a determined young woman in modern China. Not wishing to be part of the conventional system of kickbacks and privilege, she quits her safe Ministry job and sets up as a private … Continue reading

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The Consorts of Death, by Gunnar Staalesen

  The Consorts of Death Translated by Don Bartlett. Varg Veum is a private detective based in Bergen. Although he's featured in almost 20 novels, only two of them are readily available in English, both published by Arcadia: THE WRITING … Continue reading

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