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Depeschen mit dem Leitwort George Pelecanos

  • The Late Scholar by Jill Paton Walsh & Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Then We Take Berlin by John Lawton
  • The Double by George Pelecanos
  • The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon by Alexander McCall Smith

The best detective thrillers of the season: Andrew Taylor about new books by Jill Paton Walsh & Dorothy L. Sayers, John Lawton, George Pelecanos and Alexander McCall Smith. His reviews at The Spectator.

For the 300th issue of ShortList the editors asked writers to create an original noir story. The catch? It had to be exactly 300 words long. You can read the stories by Anthony Horowitz, Denise Mina, Frank Bill, George Pelecanos, Chris Brookmyre, Stuart Neville, Arne Dahl, Mark Billingham, Malcolm Mackay, Joe R. Lansdale, David Vann, Will Self, David Whitehouse, Danny Wallace, John Connolly, James Sallis, Daniel Woodrell and Ben Banyard at ShortList.