Posted on April 27, 2011 by Toni Whitmont
For the occasional crime fiction reader the appeal of The Devotion of Suspect X was irresitsible. The first of Keigo Higashino’s books to be translated into English, it has sold over a million copies in its native Japan, it has inspired a cult film and it has a genuinely creepy cover with neither a blood print or a bleak snowy landscape to be seen.
And there was definitely something about going into the Japanese space. It seems we have mined the world for fresh voices in thrills. Not content with home grown or gritty Scottish, or Los Angeles underbelly locations, we moved first to English speaking writers in foreign settings (Barbara Nadel in Turkey, Donna Leon in Venice, Alexander McCall Smith in Botswana and Colin Cotterill in Laos) and now increasingly to more exotic Continue reading
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Posted on June 19, 2009 by Toni Whitmont
A sigh of relief. The wait for Luftslottet som sprängdes is almost over.
Known as The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest in the English speaking world, Stieg Larsson fans will be lining up on October 1 to get the final installment of phenomenally popular Millennium Trilogy.
Stieg Larsson’s three thrillers about a crusading journalist and a rather twisted punk heroine have so far sold 13 million copies in 35 countries.
The Swedish movie adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is being released in Australia towards in the end of the year. Meanwhile, across the Pacific, there is talk of Quentin Tarantino and Brad Pitt giving us the Hollywood version (inevitable really).
August will see the release in this country of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo special edition (with its handsome embossed cover and the first chapter of book 2). If you can’t wait for that one, we have the original one in stock now. The B format of the The Girl Who Played with Fire is coming out in August too if you want to pre-order but if you can’t wait, you’ll just have to read the trade paperback version. If you have read numbers one and two, you will want to pre-order The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.
To get a glimpse of the Millennium Trilogy world, click here.
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