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    A year in crime fiction, curated by Mysterious Bookshop maestro Otto Penzler
  • Book review: "Zift: Socialist Noir" By Vladislav Todorov

    Book review: "Zift: Socialist Noir" By Vladislav Todorov
    Zift Socialist Noir By Vladislav Todorov, translated from the Bulgarian by Joseph Benatov Paul Dry Books: 185 pp., $14.95 paper Of all the places to set a story of intrigue, Bulgaria has served as a choice exotic location for many writers, among...

    Paperback Writers: Between sea and sky

    Paperback Writers: Between sea and sky
    Bruce Chatwin, the brilliant English writer and stylish nomad, died from AIDS in late 1989. His memorial service, held in a Greek Orthodox Cathedral in London on the day that Ayatollah Khomeini handed a death sentence to Chatwin's friend Salman Rushdie,...

    Dark Passages: The Anxious Fiction of Emily St. John Mandel

    Dark Passages: The Anxious Fiction of Emily St. John Mandel
    Crime fiction, for good or for ill, adheres to a discrete series of states. Order out of chaos — that's the mystery novel, hard-boiled or cozy, in a nutshell. Chaos out of order — that's the ethos of noir. Those existential constraints are...

    'The Way Home' by George Pelecanos

    'The Way Home' by George Pelecanos
    There comes a point in a writer's career when reviewers start to look not just at the book on the "New Releases" table in the bookstore, but at the body of work as a whole. This sort of analysis usually happens when the number of potential books is...