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Jo Nesbø’s The Redeemer Serves Up a Dangerous Dose of Revenge

Jo Nesbø’s The Redeemer Serves Up a Dangerous Dose of Revenge

For a taste of what’s coming in the latest Harry Hole adventure by Jo Nesbø, sample an exclusive extended excerpt from The Redeemer.


Henning Mankell’s Farewell to Wallander Doesn’t Mean Goodbye

Henning Mankell’s Farewell to Wallander Doesn’t Mean Goodbye

Henning Mankell’s An Event in Autumn, featuring cult detective Kurt Wallander, is available in the U.S. for the very first time! In a bonus author essay which appears in the book, Mankell reflects on the Wallander series—read on for an exclusive excerpt.


Exclusive Video: Gérard de Villiers on Intelligence Secrets and Story Ideas

Exclusive Video: Gérard de Villiers on Intelligence Secrets and Story Ideas

The work of one of the world’s most popular spy thriller writers, Gérard de Villiers, is finally available in the U.S. View exclusive footage of the author talking about his forays into the intelligence community, and read an extended excerpt from The Madmen of Benghazi, new from Vintage Books.


6 Scandinavian Crime Novels for Fans of Jo Nesbø’s Police

6 Scandinavian Crime Novels for Fans of Jo Nesbø’s Police

Intricately plotted and masterfully written, Jo Nesbø’s latest Harry Hole novel, Police, has all the signature ingredients of a great Scandinavian crime thriller. Here are six Scandinavian crime novels that would appeal to fans of the Harry Hole series.


Spain’s “Stolen Babies”: The Real-life Mystery Behind Antonio Hill’s The Good Suicides

Spain’s “Stolen Babies”: The Real-life Mystery Behind Antonio Hill’s The Good Suicides

Antonio Hill shares the inspiration for a subplot in The Good Suicides: the story of the national scandal of Spain’s “stolen babies.”


A New Noir Chapter by Andrew Vachss

A New Noir Chapter by Andrew Vachss

Welcome to Aftershock, the opening salvo in Andrew Vachss’s first new major crime-fiction series since the vastly popular Burke saga, which launched with the smash-hit Flood in 1985. In this new chapter, Vachss has moved the setting to a sleepy small town, yet the story is no less dark—or engrossing.


Read an Extended Excerpt from Keith Thomson’s New Thriller

Read an Extended Excerpt from Keith Thomson’s New Thriller

A brand-new heart-pounding techno-thriller from the acclaimed author of Once a Spy.


Arne Dahl’s Bad Blood: An American Serial Killer in Stockholm

Arne Dahl’s Bad Blood: An American Serial Killer in Stockholm

While there’s plenty of darkness in the moral universe of Arne Dahl’s second Intercrime novel, there’s more than a hint of redemption, too.


Video: Carsten Stroud Explains the Dark Origins of the Niceville Series

Video: Carsten Stroud Explains the Dark Origins of the Niceville Series

Don’t let the name fool you: Niceville is anything but. In a series of video interviews, author Carsten Stroud explains the origins of his dark, twisted thrillers.


Basket Case: Gazing into the Florida Glare with Carl Hiaasen

Basket Case: Gazing into the Florida Glare with Carl Hiaasen

It could only happen in a place like Florida: a riotous crime novel featuring corruption, murder, and even a frozen lizard corpse.




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"Grubby, tacky, low, slimy, shabby—I know there’s a better word for such behavior from a new widow. Try wrong. Yeah, that’s it." Basket Case by Carl Hiaasen More Wiseguys