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Dead at Daybreak by Deon Meyer

Dead at Daybreak Translated from the Afrikaans by Madeleine van Biljon. Dead at Daybreak is an exciting yet emotional thriller about a broken man, Van Heerden (we learn his first name later on in the book). At the outset, he … Continue reading

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Hit by Tara Moss

  Hit HIT is an introduction for a UK readership to Makedde Vanderwall, ex-model turned PI, based in Sydney, Australia. Makedde (known as Mak) is an independent, attractive person, but boy has she had some awful experiences in her past … Continue reading

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In The Wind, by Barbara Fister

In the Wind Anni Koskinen resigned from the Chicago police department after testifying against a fellow-officer for beating an unarmed youth. Although she feels she did the right thing in telling the truth, her colleagues fail to provide back-up when … 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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Che Committed Suicide, by Petros Markaris

  Che Committed Suicide   Translated by David Connolly. CHE COMMITTED SUICIDE is a long book which has many fascinating details and touches, with great characterisations and sense of place (Athens and environs). At the same time, it has a … Continue reading

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At Close Quarters, by Eugenio Fuentes

  At Close Quarters (Eurocrime)   Translated by Martin Schifino. A young, single man lives in a flat in a medium-sized coastal city in Spain. Looking out of his window in the morning, he sees a beautiful woman among the … 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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Where the Dead Lay, by David Levien

Where the Dead Lay David Levien’s second novel to feature PI Frank Behr certainly lives up to the promise of the first, City of the Sun.  As Where the Dead Lay opens, Behr is distraught to discover the dead body … Continue reading

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City of the Sun, by David Levien

City of the Sun by David Levien (Bantam/Transworld UK; Random House US). I wasn’t too sure about this book after reading the first two chapters, which describe in present tense the disappearance of a young teenage boy, Jamie, while on … Continue reading

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Blood Safari by Deon Meyer

  Blood Safari Translated by K. l. Seegers. BLOOD SAFARI, originally written in Afrikaans, is an excellent thriller which held me completely entranced from the moment I opened it and read the first page. I'm a sucker for many of … Continue reading

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