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An Isolated Incident by Emily Maguire: A crime novel for those who don’t read crime

I spotted An Isolated Incident on Twitter and liked the look of it but thought it might be too much of a crime novel for me. My appetite for crime fiction is more than sated by TV. Then it turned up in the post, sent by Eye Books the tiny publisher who’ve released it here …

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Arab Jazz by Karim Miské (transl. by Sam Gordon): Razor-sharp observation in the 19th arrondissement

Regular visitors to this blog might be surprised to find me reading a crime novel let alone reviewing one but Karim Miské’s Arab Jazz seemed so prescient given the shocking events in Paris last month that it piqued my interest, as did Marina’s excellent review at findingtimetowrite. The title is, of course, a nod to …

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