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A girl investigates crime fiction from around the world, by the book. 🕵 crimebythebook.com • Instagram.com/crimebythebook
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Here we go y'all. This book is billed as "for fans of Jo Nesbø, Camilla Läckberg, and Ruth Ware" - SUCH a winning combination. I've only just started reading it, but it begins with the discovery of a woman's beheaded corpse. The writing is already incredibly engaging and I can't wait to see where it goes! #crimefiction

melbeautyandbooks Sounds great. Stacked it! 3y
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This book is too cute!! It put such a smile on my face reading through it and rediscovering Poirot's wit & wisdom. This one is staying on my bookshelf forever!! #agathachristie

LeahBergen Oh, that is AMAZING. 😍 3y
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The Lost Woman | Sara Blaedel
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I am so, so thrilled to have an early copy of this book!! Sara is one of my favorite Scandinavian authors - she's from Denmark - and her Louise Rick series is consistently praised for its realistic and detailed portrayal of police work, PLUS it has super endearing characters. THE LOST WOMAN follows Louise as she unravels the mystery connecting her partner and boyfriend with a methodical killing of a housewife in rural England. #crimefiction

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The Trespasser | Tana French
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Here. We. Go.
Confession: I'm a Tana French newbie. I started IN THE WOODS a while ago, but it never clicked for me, so I set it aside. THE TRESPASSER is the first French book to catch my eye since then, and I am so excited to be digging in!! #crimefiction

swishandflick SO JEALOUS that you have an ARC of that! 3y
BostonBookAddict Love her books! My favorite was the last one: The Secret Place. Amazingly well written. Can't wait to read this new one!! 3y
melbeautyandbooks I can't wait for this one! 3y
Bklover I had the same experience with In the Woods - I'm reading Broken Harbor and loving it! 3y
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Midwinter Blood: A Thriller | Mons Kallentoft

This is how Mons describes a forest. I LOVE his writing.

"The geography of evil.
What does it look like? What sort of topography? ... Is the geography of evil small outcrops of rock and shallow hollows? Half-grown forest, a woman with the tatters of black clothing hanging from her body, dragging herself along a deserted forest road at dawn.
Is the beast here in the forest?"

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Midwinter Blood: A Thriller | Mons Kallentoft
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Deep into book 1 of the Malin Fors series, and I am enjoying it more & more with each page I read. Malin is a fiercely independent police superintendent, and she's tasked with investigating the murder of a man found horrifically mutilated and hanging in a tree. This book is uniquely contemplative - with both Malin and the victim's body exploring their thoughts on life & the afterlife. A very unique Scandi crime read so far! #crimefiction

MrBook Ah! This picture is great 😁! 3y
melbeautyandbooks Sounds really interesting. Added to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing! 3y
[DELETED] 2232195534 This series has been on my list for a while. Nice to hear your reaction to it! 3y
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Sarah Ward is an author on the rise. This book is EXACTLY what I was in the mood for!!! I'm about 40% through and I'm completely hooked. A classic whodunnit with strong influences of Nordic Noir. Sarah, I'm already a fan!!😍💙 #crimefiction #SarahWard

[DELETED] 2232195534 Yay! Glad to hear this. I have her first book here to read soon and knew a second was coming. I better get moving, right? 3y
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Dear Mr. M: A Novel | Herman Koch
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I can't believe I'm finally holding this book in my hands. After devouring THE DINNER & SUMMER HOUSE WITH SWIMMING POOL nearly 2 years ago, I went on a hunt for info on his next book to be translated into English, & have been waiting ever since. (Yes, I stalked his agents. No shame!) Koch is one of my top 3 favorite authors- his writing is biting, irreverent, and psychologically astute- & I'm beyond thrilled to be back in his mind. #crimefiction

MrBook Nice pic! 3y
LeahBergen I can't wait! 3y
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The Ice Child | Camilla Lckberg
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Another AMAZING piece of Scandinavian crime fiction from the queen, Camilla Läckberg ?? the central case was disturbing, the story so fast paced, and the characters are as endearing as ever. PLUS that ending!!!? fans of this series will LOVE this book - and if you've never read Läckberg, do yourself a favor and pick up the first in the series, THE ICE PRINCESS. #crimefiction

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The Ice Child | Camilla Lckberg
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Another AMAZING piece of Scandinavian crime fiction from the queen, Camilla Läckberg ?? the central case was disturbing, the story so fast paced, and the characters are as endearing as ever. PLUS that ending!!!? fans of this series will LOVE this book - and if you've never read Läckberg, do yourself a favor and pick up the first in the series, THE ICE PRINCESS. #crimefiction

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The Ice Child | Camilla Lckberg
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I am loooving this book!!! Läckberg seriously knows how to write a layered, compelling police procedural with a big heart. This case is creeepy and I love how different threads of the story are coming together. Main character Erica is researching her next true crime book (she's a writer), and her research is becoming interwoven with her police officer husband's current case. Love it! #crimefiction

[DELETED] 2232195534 I've only read the first book in the series as yet, but I liked it very much! 3y
MrBook Nice pic! 3y
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The Ice Child | Camilla Lckberg
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This book is action-packed already, and I'm only 50 pages in!!! ? I love how Läckberg always interweaves chapters from the past throughout her stories - I love trying to figure out how the characters in the flashback chapters will impact the story's central mystery. ? #crimefiction

Bakingbookworm She's been on my radar for a couple of years - ever since a library patron insisted that I read Lackberg. I need to find some time and give her a try. He for the reminder. 3y
SarahK I just started read 'The Lost Boy'. All her books are so good! 3y
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The Ice Child | Camilla Lckberg
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HERE WE GO ? I freaking LOVE Camilla Läckberg and a friend in Australia was kind enough to send me her newest book. So so excited!!! Just what I need to pull me out of my reading slump ?? #crimefiction

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The Vanished | Lotte Hammer, S ?ren Hammer

I decided to set this one down for a bit. I'm having a hard time getting into the writing style, and I definitely hope to try again soon, but for now I prefer to take a break from it! #crimefiction

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The Vanished | Lotte Hammer, S ?ren Hammer
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My ONE qualm with this book so far: the writing is pretty choppy. That might be an issue with translation, or perhaps a result of the book having 2 authors? Or it could just be the book's style. I am very interested in the story's central case so I'm reading on happily, BUT I hope I get into the groove with this book soon! #crimefiction

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The Vanished | Lotte Hammer, S ?ren Hammer
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Less than 50 pgs in, but fully absorbed in this police procedural already. This one has all the hallmarks of a piece of Nordic noir that I'm destined to love: it starts with a shocking act of violence, and promises a complex plot with a sharp eye for investigative details.

LeahBergen This sounds like one that I just might need! 3y
MrBook Something I would enjoy as well! Nice pic! 3y
WilliamMorrowBooks This looks so good! 3y
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Good as Gone | Amy Gentry
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This book is nothing I expected. It's not particularly suspenseful, it's not particularly shocking -- but it IS deeply emotional and full of messed up characters with fascinating perspectives. I wasn't obsessed with this book, but I fully enjoyed it. Amy's writing is poetic & vivid.

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Good as Gone | Amy Gentry
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Really enjoying this book so far. Julie was kidnapped from her home at 13; now, 8 years later, she reappears on her family's doorstep one night. But inconsistencies in her story soon make her mother question - is this really the same girl who was taken 8 years prior? 😱

MrBook Nice insight. And wonderful picture! 😊 3y
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Blood Wedding | Pierre Lematre
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Round 2 of me gushing about this book!! What I loved most about this book = how Lemaitre crafts a story that doesn't simply have a big twist—it has a big twist, and then it BUILDS on that twist in a crazy way!!! I could never have predicted the story's development, and I loved it so much.

MrBook You've talked me into it 😊. Nice galoshes! 3y
MyNamesParadise I'm so excited for this one! 3y
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Blood Wedding | Pierre Lematre
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*dies and goes to book heaven* this is probably my 2nd most-anticipated read of the year, and WOW did I devour it. Dividing my thoughts into 2 blurbs because this book deserves ALL the love. First things first: no plot description can do this book justice - it's ALL KINDS OF CRAY. Twisted & amazing.

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Couple Next Door | Shari Lapena
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I really enjoyed this one! Brimming with suspense & characters you can't trust, plus it has an INSANE ending. Like seriously, I finished the book yesterday and am still thinking about it. Not the strongest character development, but it moves along quickly & kept me totally engrossed!

Jhullie I have ordered this, impatiently waiting for it to arrive... 3y
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Fans of TGWTDT: now on CBTB is my recommended reading list for YOU! Link = http://crimebythebook.com/blog/2016/6/28/if-you-like-that-read-this-the-girl-wit...

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Couple Next Door | Shari Lapena
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Off to a great start!!! Emotional, brooding, and plenty of suspense. I'm hoping this book will be just what I need to cure how much I miss the twisty domestic thriller BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.

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All Is Not Forgotten | Wendy Walker
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I truly had high hopes for this book, and it started out very strong. But I had an utter lack of emotional connection with the characters, and what was billed as a shocking ending fell flat for me. Very disappointed not to have liked this one more 😔

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All Is Not Forgotten | Wendy Walker
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I'm struggling with this book pretty hard. It started so strong, but I've lost interest. I'm nearly at the end, & I'm looking forward to the book's conclusion, but I just have almost no investment in the story's characters. Sadly my opinion of this one has gone fairly downhill in the last 100 pgs😔

Bakingbookworm I felt the same way and I reviewed it yesterday. It was extremely strong starting out but the pace slowed a lot and I didn't like the narrator. I finished to know 'whodunnit' but that's about it. It has gotten many high reviews so far but it just wasn't for me. 3y
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All Is Not Forgotten | Wendy Walker
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I dipped into this book last night and have been utterly captivated by this unnerving story. Starting with one horrible, violent crime, this story quickly becomes an exploration of the psychological baggage of its characters. Creepy & tragic & an important conversation starter.

Bakingbookworm I just started t today. Captivating is right! I can't remember a book that has started off so strong and emotional. 3y
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Hell Fire | Karin Fossum
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This book wasn't anything I expected, but I was happy to be surprised in such a moving way. This is hardly traditional Nordic Noir - it focuses on the human aspect of the story, developing seriously tragic characters. I enjoyed it a lot - not my favorite, but quite good!

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Hell Fire | Karin Fossum
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Karin Fossum is an author who I've long wanted to read, but never got around to until yesterday!! I'm currently reading HELL FIRE, her upcoming novel. So far it's very methodical - not a fast-paced read, but a deliberately plotted police procedural. Really enjoying so far!!

BookBerries Oh this sounds like my jam!!! I love these kinds of books! 3y
crimebythebook @BookBerries that's so awesome!!! I love them too - I have to be in the right mood for them, but when I am, nothing beats them!! 👍🏻 3y
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The Crow Girl | Erik Axl Sund
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HAPPY U.S. BOOK BIRTHDAY to this jarring, emotional, shocking read 😱🎉🎉 I truly can't recommend it highly enough. A psychological examination of the worst in humanity- and redemption that can be found within it. Consider this your friendly reminder to check out THE CROW GIRL and read it ASAP!!😉🕵

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Behind Closed Doors | B. A. Paris
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I. Just. Can't. Get. Enough.
This book is so darn addictive and shiver-inducing. I've been absolutely blowing through this read and I don't want it to end!!!

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Behind Closed Doors | B. A. Paris
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Absolutely binge-reading this book. So addictive & fast-paced!!! I love it. Read 200 pages in my first sitting, looking forward to devouring more!!!

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The Hatching: A Novel | Ezekiel Boone
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Against all my better judgment/preconceived notions, I'm actually enjoying this book😂 it's certainly not a book of real substance, but goodness, it's entertaining.

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This was a super addictive & engaging read - I totally devoured it. However, it's definitely not the most complex writing - this is more of the dessert kind of book, aka a book to read when you just want a bookish treat. Pick it up for a quick beach read!

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One of my favorite things about this book: it includes "journal pages" throughout. I've been loving these additions to the story - they make the character who wrote them seem all the more real, & we witness his thoughts growing darker & darker as the story goes on?

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Marked For Life | Emelie Schepp
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This is a strong US debut for Sweden's best-selling self-published author, Emelie Schepp. A badass leading lady, prosecutor Jana Berzelius is assigned to a case which she soon discovers has deep ties to a secret from her past... Now she must do whatever necessary to keep it from coming to light.

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I am just devouring this book. I love the way Tremblay laces supernatural elements into ordinary stories. It's engaging and extra spooky because it just doesn't seem THAT far-fetched. Love love love

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*squee* this book is SO GOOD. I am addicted. Thank goodness it's almost the weekend so I can binge-read the rest!!! I'm ~120 pgs in and it's getting spoooky with ghostly sightings & paranoia & secrets 👻🤗

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The reading continues - this book is so addictive! Fast paced & I love the headers to start each chapter. Bonus spooky points for the little forest illustrations!!!

WilliamMorrowBooks Love this! 3y
crimebythebook Thanks @WilliamMorrow !! Love this book! 😍👻 3y
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Digging into this book tonight!!! I've been in a bit of a reading slump and am hoping this beaut will be just the thing to pull me out 👻

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I'm Traveling Alone | Samuel Bjork
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DON'T MISS THIS READ. (It deserves the all-caps.) this is a stellar US debut for Bjørk - a layered, complex plot, disturbing central case, and female protagonist who would make Lisbeth Salander proud. I LOVED this book.

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Blood on Snow | Jo Nesbo
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A definite departure from Nesbø's Harry Hole series, but I loved it. This book introduces readers to a surprisingly sensitive man in an unsavory profession. A tragic, contemplative story with the moody atmosphere I always crave from Nesbø's books.

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Sun Storm | Asa Larsson
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Love, love this book. A gripping mystery complete with shocking violence, religious fanaticism, a chilling atmosphere, and a badass leading lady. Perfect summer reading material!

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More proof that Herman Koch is a genius. Like THE DINNER, this book explores how ordinary people can do horrible things. Grotesque and appalling, and I'm still thinking about it YEARS after reading it.

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The Dinner | Herman Koch
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This is one of my all-time favorite books. A short read cleverly structured in sections named after courses of a meal, this book is whip-smart and deliciously misanthropic. Herman Koch is one of my favorite authors.

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House That Jack Built | Jakob Melander
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Jakob Melander is a truly underrated talent on the Scandinavian crime fiction scene. This is an entertaining intro to his Lars Winkler series - a gritty police procedural with a big heart.

crimebythebook @HouseOfAnansi still so in love with this book!!! I need to make time for Scream of the Butterfly soon😍 3y
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Monster's Daughter | Michelle Pretorius
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I'm about 40 pages into this book so far, and I'm amazed by the author's ability to craft such a rich atmosphere so early into the book. Looking forward to reading more!

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Killer Deal | Sofie Sarenbrant
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KILLER DEAL is a good choice if you're looking for a Scandinavian crime read for the beach. Not the most complex plot or intricate writing, but entertaining and fast-paced! Plus, it has a CRAZY plot twist that left me dying for more.

Icewineanne Enjoyed 3y
Icewineanne This keeps you reading, but if you're a male reader or a non-feminist......then you may be a little put off. Every male in this book (except cops) are either, alcoholics, abusers, philanderers or worse. This one-sided view bothered me a little when it wasn't making me laugh. Makes me curious about background of author! Curious to see where she takes these characters next, will read the next book in the series when it's translated. 3.5 Stars 3y
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Security: A Novel | Gina Wohlsdorf
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Freakin' BRILLIANT read. Taught, suspenseful, and gory - I couldn't get enough. An unexpected tragic love story rounds out a horror novel that would make Stephen King proud.

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LOVE this book. Perfect summertime crime reading: atmospheric, fast-paced, and creepy!! I couldn't put it down. I really enjoyed Ware's first book (IN A DARK, DARK WOOD) but I loved this one even more!

Jenryland Completely agree! 3y
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The Crow Girl | Erik Axl Sund
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My first review on Litsy HAS to go to this book. A brilliant, gripping, unnerving masterpiece - a book that got under my skin more than any other. Read this for a brazen story exploring the affects of abuse, both physical & emotional, on the human psyche. Can't recommend it highly enough.

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