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“The Trap” by Melanie Raabe

Winner of the prestigious Stuttgart Crime Prize for best crime debut of the year, “The Trap” has been called a ‘must-read’ debut thriller. The premise is intriguing.  A reclusive novelist, traumatized by her sister’s murder, sets an elaborate trap for the murderer. … Continue reading

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“Stasi Child” by David Young

An original and accomplished debut thriller, “Stasi Child” is a compelling police procedural set in 1970s Cold War Germany. Publisher’s blurb:  East Berlin, 1975: When Oberleutnant Karin Müller is called to investigate a girl’s body at the foot of the … Continue reading

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