A whirlwind tour of the international crime scene

LBHF Libraries and Archives

Stuck for something gritty to read this summer? Stock librarian – and avid reader of crime novels – Andy takes us on a trip around the international crime genre…

International crime fiction has really taken off in the last few years, and not just the Nordic Noir novels.  I have chosen a few of the best international crime novels published over the last year or so.  I hope you enjoy reading about them, and remember – they are all available to borrow in our libraries!

Irene – Pierre Lemaitre (2014) – FranceIrene - Pierre Lemaitre

Commandant Verhoeven is happily married, expecting his first child with the lovely Irene. But his blissful existence is punctured by a murder of unprecedented savagery.. . It is quickly revealed that the killer- The Novelist- is recreating scenes from cult crime novels.

The book is a beautifully written homage to iconic crime fiction. It is also incredibly disturbing…

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