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A Reading Life

Killing the Tiger

Gene Kerrigan's tales of Irish crime and corruption topped one critic's year in reading.

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Reviews & Essays

Hawthorn & Child

A philosophical detective story finds a dream state on the streets of London.

 

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Reviews & Essays

Narcoland

The creation of a state of terror.

 

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Reviews & Essays

Night Film

A New York reporter investigates a deceased beauty and her reclusive filmmaking father, in a story rich with modern details.

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Reviews & Essays

Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery

The mystery of a murderer who targeted sex workers brings the victims' lives into view.

 

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Reviews & Essays

The Invention of Murder

The lurid world of Victorian crime and the literature it made possible.

 

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In Brief

The Other Typist

A work of Jazz Age noir with a debt to Fitzgerald.

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Crime and Punishment

Gods and Beasts

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

 

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Interviews

Chain Reactions: An Interview with Jo Nesbø

The author of Phantom on Harry Hole's struggle and the crime novel's moral mission.

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Crime and Punishment

Münster's Case

A Scandinavian murder mystery of disturbing intimacy.

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Crime and Punishment

Where the Bodies Are Buried

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

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Crime and Punishment

Brenner and God

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

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Crime and Punishment

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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Reviews & Essays

The Mark Inside

In the golden age of the Big Con, the wires and rails that knit American cities made a perfect web.

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Crime and Punishment

The Angst-Ridden Executive

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

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