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Crime Fiction | Crime Fiction

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Jul.05.2009
The Twelve by Stuart NevilleHarvill Secker (July 2, 2009 isbn: 1846552796)(to be published in US in October as “The Ghosts of Belfast”, Soho Crime isbn: 1569476004) Things that seemed clear enough to kill for during a conflict become impossible to look at once the murdering is at an end. Anyone who...
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Jul.03.2009
My latest crime novel Dead Man’s Wharf was published in America on 1 July 2009 in hardcover. I'm delighted that it has immediately received an excellent review from Kirkus Book Reviews. Kirkus Reviews is published 24 times annually, with nearly 5,000 book reviews each year. It is one of the most...
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Jun.25.2009
Foreign correspondents are always more enthusiastic about Beirut than about Amman. Just like critics prefer “literary” fiction to crime novels. It seems to me they’re both wrong, and for the same reasons. Visiting reporters always rave about Beirut. Mainly because there’s a very un-Middle Eastern...
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Jun.24.2009
My second Palestinian crime novel A Grave in Gaza (UK title: The Saladin Murders) is just now published in Holland. The Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant asked me to contribute a list of my five favorite books, or at least those which've had the biggest impact on me as a writer. Here's what I wrote:...
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Jun.23.2009
The video blog Watch the Video features the clip I made for the second of my Palestinian crime novels A Grave in Gaza (UK title: The Saladin Murders). The rest of my videos feature on my Youtube channel. Many writers make promotional videos for their books these days, as you'll see from the Watch...
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Jun.21.2009
The Budapest Protocol, by Adam Lebor(Reportage Press) Sometimes a journalist comes across something so powerful that it seems bigger than the project he’s researching. Usually it’s put aside to serve as the basis for a future project, a magazine article or another nonfiction book. Sometimes it...
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Jun.18.2009
Much as I love Nordic crime fiction, the Europewide megaseller “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson made me want to throw knives like the Swedish chef on The Muppet Show. Why? Two reasons. First, the minor reason. Written by a (tragically deceased) Swedish journalist, the book is...
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Jun.18.2009
Je fais une lecture en francais chez la librairie francaise a Jerusalem ce mois. Voici les detailles : «Meurtre chez les Samaritains» de Matt Rees, Editions Albin Michel Tout est possible en Palestine, et rien ne dit que le jeune Ishaq, le fils du prêtre des Samaritains de Naplouse, n’a pas été...
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Jun.17.2009
 Extracts from the Belinda Lawrence mystery series are available from this link. Go ahead and read. And enjoy! Cheers,  Brian http://www.freado.com/users/books/875/Brian-Kavanagh
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Jun.14.2009
The magazine of Harvard's Nieman Fellowship asked me to write an essay about Jeffrey Fleishman's "Promised Virgins: A Novel of Jihad". I wrote about why international correspondents like me and Fleishman, Cairo bureau chief for the LA Times, turn to novels to express the depth of what we...