Our Books: Translated Crime

  • The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye: Continuing Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series

    The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye: Continuing Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series

    Lisbeth Salander is an unstoppable force:¬†Sentenced to two months in Flodberga women’s prison for saving a young boy’s life by any means necessary, Salander refuses to say anything in her own defence. She has more important things on her mind. Mikael B …

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  • Six Four

    Six Four

    by, Hideo Yokoyama

    SIX FOUR. THE NIGHTMARE NO PARENT COULD ENDURE. THE CASE NO DETECTIVE COULD SOLVE. THE TWIST NO READER COULD PREDICT. For five days in January 1989, the parents of a seven-year-old Tokyo schoolgirl sat and listened to the demands of their daughter’s ki …

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  • The Girl in the Spider’s Web

    The Girl in the Spider’s Web

    by, book-to-author 2161

    The girl with the dragon tattoo is back: Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist return in a continuation of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series. Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist have not been in touch for some time. Then Blomkvist is contacted by ren …

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  • Icarus

    Icarus

    by, Deon Meyer

    After 602 days dry, Captain Benny Griessel of the South African police services can’t take any more tragedy. So when Benny is called in to investigate a multiple homicide, it pushes him close to breaking point – a former friend and detective colleague …

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  • Enigma of China

    Enigma of China

    by, Qiu Xiaolong

    Chief Inspector Chen Cao never had a choice about his career. A poet by training, he was assigned to the Shanghai Police Department after college. To his own surprise, he became an excellent detective, and now he’s in line to take over the top politica …

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  • The Silence of the Sea

    The Silence of the Sea

    by, Yrsa Sigurdardottir

    The most chilling novel yet from Yrsa Sigurdardottir, an international bestseller at the height of her powers. ‘Mummy dead.’ The child’s pure treble was uncomfortably clear. It was the last thing Brynjar – and doubtless the others – wanted to hear at t …

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  • Arab Jazz

    Arab Jazz

    by, Karim Miske

    Kosher sushi, kebabs, a second hand bookshop and a bar: the 19th arrondissement in Paris is a cosmopolitan neighbourhood where multicultural citizens live, love and worship alongside one another. This peace is shattered when Ahmed Taroudant’s melanchol …

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  • Wolf Winter

    Wolf Winter

    There are six homesteads on Black√•sen Mountain. A day’s journey away lies the empty town. It comes to life just once, in winter, when the Church summons her people through the snows. Then, even the oldest enemies will gather. But now it is summer, and …

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  • Lonely Graves

    Lonely Graves

    by, Britta Bolt

    A suicide. A drowned man. A sudden death. For some people, it’s just another day’s work. In Amsterdam, there’s a council department known affectionately as the Lonely Funerals team. It exists to arrange burials for the abandoned or unknown dead, with t …

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