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Translated by Jamie Lee Searle — In Kalmann, the Swiss-born journalist and author Joachim B Schmidt brings us the story of a local man’s disappearance from the remote village of Rauferhöfn in northeast Iceland. However, this isn’t your typical gloomy Nordic noir crime mystery. Schmidt’s take on a small community and its inhabitants is refreshingly
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The Expats, The Accident, The Travelers, The Paris Diversion – Chris Pavone is a writer we’ve enjoyed for many years here on Crime Fiction Lover and if there’s one theme running through his work it’s that he loves to take his characters away from home soil and throw them into situations they’d never expect. When
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You know what: avoid islands. A piece of land surrounded by water can only mean chaos and misery. The Island of Dr Moreau. Treasure Island. Love Island. Britain itself is… well… you know. And in his latest standalone thriller, Adrian McKinty creates an island that manages to outdo all of the above. Dutch Island is
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As a kid, there were few things better than getting something just for you in the mail (maybe it’s because kids don’t get bills?). Whether it was a card, a magazine, or a birthday present, few things could beat getting something fun with your name on it, delivered right to your door. As the popularity
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All three of these gorgeous and talented authors have played pivotal roles in movies that are meaningful to fans worldwide. Their Tinseltown lives are glamorous, to be sure, but their heartfelt life stories reveal a darker side to fame, where inspirational journeys and cautionary tales collide. ★ Out of the Corner Jennifer Grey knows that her
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Out today we have a new novel that will delight fans of historical crime fiction and the espionage genre. Gods of Deception is a 928-page epic written by David Adams Cleveland, and it delves deep into what was one of the biggest trials of the 20th century in the United States. In 1950, Alger Hiss
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The term “bodice ripper” has had a few definitions over the years, each with their own slight difference to it. One is that it is “a sexually explicit romantic novel or movie with a historical setting,” which seems relatively tame. However, other definitions are a bit more specific. For example, Merriam-Webster says it’s a “historical or
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Barely a year since his last novel author, Calgary-based author Jeff Buick is back with another fast-moving action thriller. This time he transports us to Abkhazia, an autonomous region inside Georgia, which has been fighting for independence since the USSR’s collapse in 1991. Given the current situation in Ukraine, using Abkhazia as a setting is
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Eliot Schrefer is a two-time National Book Award finalist best known for novels that explore the relationships between humans and animals. In Queer Ducks (and Other Animals): The Natural World of Animal Sexuality, Schrefer turns to nonfiction to present cutting-edge research on a plethora of same-sex animal behaviors, from male doodlebugs observed “doing the dirty”
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There are so many amazing books to choose from for a list of the best romance novels of all time. But 90% of the time, when I see lists about romance on the internet they are full of books that just aren’t romance novels. Loving Jane Austen is probably one of my top 10 personality
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Yoshi and the Ocean: A Sea Turtle’s Incredible Journey Home, Lindsay Moore’s account of the incredible intercontinental journey of a loggerhead sea turtle, opens with two spreads that precede its title page. Readers meet Yoshi inside an egg, “before she had a name.” Folded within a shell, the little turtle waits until “the voice of
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Now in the eighth book in the Slough House series, British espionage author Mick Herron continues to kill off his collection of failed spies one at a time, replacing them with new ones. And it seems the MI5 overlords at Regent’s Park have no shortage of spooks they want to shuffle across to Slough House,
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One of the most eagerly awaited crime novels of the year arrives here in our newsletter this week, and it’s also one that stretches the genre. Sleepwalk by Dan Chaon takes place in the near future and it’s one of those books were technology, secrets and deception rub together with potentially high-voltage consequences. The week’s
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May is a good month for the Scottish crime fiction author Alan Parks. In 2022, it has seen him win the Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original for Bobby March Will Live Forever, alongside the launch of the latest book in his ‘months’ series, May God Forgive. The novels, which began with Bloody January, each
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Bree, a middle school math enthusiast, has just moved to Palmetto Shores, Florida, with her dad so he can attend a technology training program. Bree’s friendship with her new neighbor Clara helps alleviate the nerves of attending a new school, but disaster strikes on the first day of classes: Nearly every elective, including the math
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Netflix has low-key been killing it with the YA adaptations lately. Heartstopper is one of the latest additions to the list and possibly the most adorable. If you’re unfamiliar, it follows an out year 10 student named Charlie and year 11 rugby player Nick at a British all-boys grammar school. On paper, Charlie and Nick
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There are times when only a gothic novel will do, and such times call for Gallant (7.5 hours) by V. E. Schwab, author of the Shades of Magic series. Everything you could possibly want is present in Schwab’s latest standalone: a mysterious manuscript, a haunted house (the titular Gallant) and an unlikely heroine in the
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Jo Spain’s fingers have been on fire since her first novel in 2015. There’s the highly rated Tom Reynolds series, a clutch of clever standalones, several screenwriting projects (Taken Down and Harry Wild) and now a new international mystery. The Last to Disappear is set in the the north of Finland up in the Arctic
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>pDonovan didn’t mean to leave the book on the kitchen table. Gideon hadn’t planned to ask the new boy, Roberto, to be his partner for their school project. And Rick didn’t know that the courage Oliver displayed on their latest adventure would make him realize “just how deeply he loved Oliver.” In acclaimed author David
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It is just a year since we met Kamil Rahman, once an up-and-coming detective in the Kolkata police force, more recently a lowly waiter in an Indian restaurant in Brick Lane, London, in the award-winning debut The Waiter. Now Kamil is back – and he’s had a promotion! Not for this man the heady heights
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To enjoy James Patterson and Dolly Parton’s Run, Rose, Run (10.5 hours) to the fullest, you must listen to the audiobook. Not only is it a necessary companion to Parton’s album of the same title (featuring songs inspired by the novel), but the cultural icon also voices one of the main characters, veteran country music
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