Our Books: European Crime

  • Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lion

    Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lion

    by, Mario Giordano

    ‘Alive with a tang of lemons to set the senses zinging’ The Spectator Translated fiction at its most charming – A Man Called Ove meets Andrea Camilleri, Auntie Poldi is this summer’s most unlikely hero. Auntie Poldi can think of no finer place to wait …

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  • Death in the Tuscan Hills

    Death in the Tuscan Hills

    by, Marco Vichi

    Longlisted for the CWA International Dagger 2017. Spring, 1967. The trail of tragedy and destruction that followed the previous winter’s flood seems to have died down; Florence is beginning to recover. But Inspector Bordelli does not feel the same sens …

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  • Retribution

    Retribution

    by, Stefan Jacobsen

    On a warm Autumn afternoon, Tivoli Gardens – Denmark’s largest amusement park – is devastated by a terrorist attack. 1,241 people are killed. The unknown bomber is blown to bits; the security forces have no leads. One year later, the nation is still re …

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  • The Hanging Girl

    The Hanging Girl

    by, Jussi Adler-Olsen

    Internationally bestselling author Jussi Adler-Olsen returns with the sixth book in his exhilarating Department Q series, featuring much-loved series character Detective Carl Mørck In the middle of a hard-won morning nap in the basement of police headq …

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  • A Song for Drowned Souls

    A Song for Drowned Souls

    by, Bernard Minier

    They find the boy by the swimming pool, dolls floating on its surface. Inside the house, his teacher lies dead. But he claims to remember nothing… Marsac is a quiet town in the Pyrenees, best known for its elite university. But when one of its profes …

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  • The Ghosts of Altona

    The Ghosts of Altona

    Jan Fabel is a changed man. Head of the Polizei Hamburg’s Murder Commission, Fabel has dealt with the dead for nearly two decades, but when a routine enquiry becomes a life-threatening – and life-altering – experience, he finds himself on much closer t …

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  • The Lady from Zagreb

    The Lady from Zagreb

    by, Philip Kerr

    In 1942, there are many worse places to be than Zurich, and detective Bernie Gunther has seen his fair share of them. So when a superior asks him to track down a glamorous German actress believed to be hiding in Zurich, he takes the job. Not that he ha …

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  • A Killing Winter

    A Killing Winter

    by, Tom Callaghan

    ‘The Kyrgyz winter reminds us that the past is never dead, simply waiting to ambush us around the next corner’. When Inspector Akyl Borubaev of Bishkek Murder Squad arrives at the brutal murder scene of a young woman, all evidence hints at a sadistic s …

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  • Land of the Blind

    Land of the Blind

    by, Barbara Nadel

    A body is found in the ruined Constantinople hippodrome: a woman, clutching a piece of red stone. She’s recently given birth, but there’s no sign of the baby. Inspector Cetin Ikmen discovers she was a Byzantine specialist on a crusade to protect the hi …

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