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Emma Kareno
Writer and translator
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Harri Nykanen. Raid and the Blackest Sheep (Ice Cold Crime LLC, 2010)
Raid and the Blackest
Sheep is about men
and death. It is about settling scores, but also about nostalgia, mortality and
the changing of generations. It is about fear. There is fear of death, fear of
growing old, and fear of loneliness. But there is no fear...

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The Moonstone - a master-class in fiction.
Wilkie Collins's (1824-1889) The Moonstone (1868) continues to give much pleasure to its
readers. Why exactly is this? Romance, crime and mystery are audience-pleasing
topics. The exotic invasion of an English country house by “A devilish Indian
Diamond” ( ...

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Napoleon Provides an Example Divorce
When
Roland forbids Harriet to enter their marital home, she stays with Walter
Dunraven and the adulterous couple travels to Ghent, “selected, because being a
commercial and unfashionable old city, scarcely any English ever make it their
abode.” ( The Law o...

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Napoleon Provides an Example Divorce
When
Roland forbids Harriet to enter their marital home, she stays with Walter
Dunraven and the adulterous couple travels to Ghent, “selected, because being a
commercial and unfashionable old city, scarcely any English ever make it their
abode.” ( The Law o...

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Napoleon Provides an Example Divorce
When
Roland forbids Harriet to enter their marital home, she stays with Walter
Dunraven and the adulterous couple travels to Ghent, “selected, because being a
commercial and unfashionable old city, scarcely any English ever make it their
abode.” ( The Law o...

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Napoleon's Divorce Provides an Example Solution
Harriet’s long letter to Roland describes how after Roland
forbids her to enter their marital home, she and Walter Dunraven travel to Ghent, “selected, because being a commercial and
unfashionable old city, scarcely any English ever make it their abode.” ( ...

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Gunnar Staalesen. Kalde hjerter (Gyldendal, 2012)
Gunnar
Staalesen (1947-) began his writing career in 1969 with the novel  Uskyldstider , 
turned to crime fiction in 1975 with Rygg I rand, to I spann featuring
policemen Dumbo and Maskefjes, and had his real breakthrough with the first
Varg Veum-novel Bukk...

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Peter Hoeg. Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow (HarperCollins, 1993)
Peter Høeg's (1957-) Miss Smilla’s Feeling
for Snow (original Fr ø ken Smillas fornemmelse for sne, 1992) is considered a masterpiece of ‘Nordic noir’ that helped to open a
new world of Scandinavian crime fiction to British readers. It was a bestseller
and ...

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Metafictional Sensation - Harte's Parody of Wilkie Collins
  “No Title by W-lk-e
C-ll-ns” by Bret Harte is an urban mystery (Collins’s No
Name was published in 1862). The story opens with three newspaper clippings
that “appeared in The Times on the 17 th of June 1845.” (p198) From the start, the story takes place i...

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Lady Geraldine - a Female Detective with a Side-Kick Husband
Richard Arkwright’s
second novel The Queen Anne’s Gate
Mystery is a carefully plotted murder mystery with a married couple doing
the detective work. The first person narrator George Pen Owen begins the story
describing his idyllic boyhood days spent with hi...
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