Two Historical Suspense Novels

Pierre Lemaitre’s The Great Swindle and Kjell Westö’s The Wednesday Club*: two prize-winning historical suspense novels that deal, one way or another, with the aftermath of the First World War. The Great Swindle was the winner of France’s Prix Goncourt – an almost unprecedented feat for a writer who cut his teeth on crime fiction – and is currently being adapted for the big screen for release in 2017. The Wednesday Club …

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THE GREAT SWINDLE longlisted for the CWA International Dagger

      How many daggers can Pierre Lemaitre fit in his belt? It’s a reasonable question for an author who has already won the CWA International Dagger for both Alex and Camille. Now, his Prix Goncourt-winning The Great Swindle has also been longlisted for the prize, along with (among others) Six Four by Hideo Yokoyama from our brilliant new sister imprint, riverrun.   Whereas Alex and Camille are the second and …

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