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Dark Matter by Juli Zeh

  Dark Matter   Translated by Christine Lo. DARK MATTER is a detective story with a physics theme. The basic story is an apparently simple one. A happy family consisting of Sebastian, a professor of physics at Freiburg University; Maike, … Continue reading

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Thumbprint, by Friedrich Glauser

  Thumbprint Translated by Mike Martin. Thumbprint is the first novel in a series written in the 1930s by Friedrich Glauser; a series so influential that Germany‚Äôs main crime-fiction award is the Glauser prize. The novel is a highly readable … Continue reading

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The Lie, by Petra Hammesfahr

Translated by Mike Mitchell. THE LIE is an "identical twins" thriller, though the two women concerned, Suzanne Lasko and Nadia Trenkler, are apparently not related. Suzanne is down on her luck – her marriage has failed, she's lost her job … Continue reading

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Ice Cold, by Andrea Maria Schenkel

  Ice Cold ICE COLD (translator: Anthea Bell) is the second novel by the acclaimed author of THE MURDER FARM; both novels have won the German Crime Prize in consecutive years. ICE COLD tells the story of a serial killer … Continue reading

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The Sinner, by Petra Hammesfahr

  The Sinner The Sinner by Petra Hammesfahr (translated by John Brownjohn) fulfils its early promise: it is a brilliant portrait into the dark places of one woman's memory. There are one or two hints that things are not as … Continue reading

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The Murder Farm, by Andrea Maria Schenkel

The Murder Farm I was going to begin my review by remarking that this creepy little book is the IN COLD BLOOD of this century, but a glance at the blurb shows me that the publisher thought of it first. … Continue reading

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Temple x3, Harvey, Cook, Woodrell, Flynn, Blunt and Penny

In the Evil Day Bad Debts An Iron Rose Winter's Bone The Fields of Grief The Chicago Way The Murmur of Stones Sharp Objects               Still Life     An Iron Rose, In the … Continue reading

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