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Nachgereicht: Mit etwas Verspätung hier die Beiträge aus der Krimibeilage, die kürzlich in der Wochenzeitschrift Der Freitag erschienen sind und nun online abrufbar sind.

»Since I was always awake early, I used to lie there and look at the books. They had exotic titles like Eyeless in Gaza, For Whom The Bell Tolls, Cloud Howe, The Case of the Black-Eyed Blonde, The Big Sleep. And the writers had weird names like Aldous Huxley and Lewis Grassic Gibbon. They became very familiar to me as I stared at them every morning, never drawing a distinction between what might be classed as »literature«, and the court and crime mysteries of bestsellers like Erle Stanley Gardner or Raymond Chandler.«

Peter May

Digging Into Crimes: MaryAnne Kolton interviews Peter May. Read more at Los Angeles Review of Books.

»The thrill of these books is not so much the plot, or even the characters, but the dynamic setting, which inevitably sees a clash between power and the people.«
R.B. about Don’t Cry, Tai Lake: An Inspector Chen novel by Qiu Xiaolong. You can read the review at economist.com.