3 best books by Franck Thilliez

Franck Thilliez books

Franck Thilliez is one of those young authors who are in charge of revitalizing a very particular genre. The neopolar, a subgenre of French crime novels, was born back in the 70s. For me it is an unfortunate label, like so many others. But humans are like that, to rationalize and classify it ...

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Slaves of Desire, by Donna Leon

The American writer Donna Leon owes her narrative glory to her fascination with Venice. Twenty-some years after starting to pull the thread of his first plot by Commissioner Brunetti through the city of canals, the indicated thread has made Venice a huge tapestry of cases. A coexistence ...

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The 3 best books of John Verdon

It can be said that John Verdon is not exactly a precocious writer, or at least he could not dedicate himself to writing with the profusion of other authors who have already discovered their vocation from an early age. But the good thing about this job is that it is not guided by age guidelines, nor ...

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The crimes of Saint-Malo, by Jean-Luc Bannalec

Everything seems to be duly studied by Jörg Bong. From the pseudonym to be used, Jean-Luc Bannalec, to the figure of Commissioner Dupin transcending the literary and becoming a recurring element that assaults the summer imagination with a fascinating cadence. Because from a French Brittany assaulted by all its coast ...

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The good children, by Rosa Ribas

That is what even the best families are all about. Appearances rule. And that is precisely why this is where the estrangement and alienation from what should be a brand, because in the past everything was very different. There was a time when family was synonymous with trust, with sincerity. Everything flew ...

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Verses for a dead man, by Lincoln and Child

The black literature dream team, the incombustibles Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, return in the trope-hundredth installment of an Inspector Pendergast who will walk on the brink of collapse after so many cases on the tightrope. But it is what special agents have, they are nobody without tension, ...

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Quirke in San Sebastián, by Benjamin Black

When Benjamin Black let John Banville know that the next installment of Quirke would take place in the already illustrious film Donosti, he could not imagine how successful the matter would be. Because nothing better than the tune of the development of a plot full of contrasts like San Sebastián itself, so ...

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White King, by Juan Gómez Jurado

Good suspense stories become excellent when their ending knows how to combine the closure of every turn and unfinished business, but with a parallel invitation to elucubration. You can sentence a plot at the same time that you can point to what could have been or what ...

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