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Gods and Beasts

Tight-knit cops and robbers collide on Glasgow's mean streets.

 

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Münster's Case

A Scandinavian murder mystery of disturbing intimacy.

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Where the Bodies Are Buried

A gangland murder has connections that reach deep into Glasgow's past.

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Brenner and God

When a detective-turned-bodyguard's young charge is kidnapped, he uncovers a world of corruption.

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Truth Like the Sun

A mastermind of Seattle's boom era makes a sunset run for office -- and the secrets of past corruption come to light. 

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The Angst-Ridden Executive

A detective with a sense of humor -- and justice -- walks the streets of Barcelona.

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Hanging Hill

A young woman's murder opens the door to a police inspector's dark odyssey through exploitation and depravity.

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The Face Thief

A con artist's double deception.

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About the Columnist
Anna Mundow, a longtime contributor to The Irish Times and The Boston Globe, has written for The Guardian, The Washington Post and The New York Times among other publications.

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Poems That Make Grown Men Cry

And women too.  Luminaries from Colin Firth to Nick Cave and Jonathan Franzen chose the poems that bring them to tears, and the result is a stunning collection of poignant verse from writers like Auden, Whitman, Bishop, Larkin, Neruda and many others.  Warning: choking-up hazard.

The King of Pain

Trapped beneath his entertainment system, reality TV mastermind Rick Salter reflects on his life and tries to piece together the events of the previous evening. Seth Kaufman’s romp is an outrageous meditation on pain and entertainment in a deranged world in which the two are often interchangeable.

The Good Inn

Frank Black, frontman for the Pixies, has written a transgressive historical fiction with shades of Thomas Pynchon (focused as it is on the history of explosives and cinematic pornography), all set in a hallucinatory Edwardian Europe.