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A Beautiful Place to Die, by Malla Nunn

A Beautiful Place to Die This impressive debut novel is set in South Africa in 1952, in the immediate aftermath of the election which resulted in the Boer government and specifically the Immorality Act, by which the “white”, coloured” and … Continue reading

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The Killer’s Art, by Mari Jungstedt

    The Killer's Art Translated by Tiina Nunnally.   The fourth, and in my opinion the best, Gotland novel by Mari Jungstedt takes place in a cold and dark February as the owner of a successful art gallery secretly … 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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Stratton’s War by Laura Wilson

Stratton's War STRATTON'S WAR is an excellent book: a fully rounded novel of London in the Blitz in the summer of 1940. There are two main protagonists, both outsiders as far as the Establishment is concerned – one is a … Continue reading

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The Tenderness of Wolves

The Tenderness of Wolves The winner of this year's Costa (formerly Whitbread) prize for first novel, and winner of the overall prize, is a suspenseful, atmospheric novel set in Canada. It is 1867, and the small settlement of Caulfield is … Continue reading

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