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Tracking down the serial killer

Among a host of literary prizes, the Norwegian Booksellers' Prize, the Riverton Prize (Golden Revolver), the Glass Key for best crime novel in the Nordic countries, and the prestigious Martin Beck Award, have all been conferred on Jorn Lier Horst for his literary output. One persona has rampaged...

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​Politics, gay brothels and cover-ups

Richard Marggraf Turley writes about his inspiration, research and the background to his stunning debut novel The Cunning House for The Western Mail. When 16-year-old drummer-boy Thomas White is launched into eternity from Newgate's scaffold on March 7, 1811, and the noose (which will take...

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Next Clockwork Orange sought for The Novella Award

An international novella writing competition, aiming to find a short novel to rival Hemingway's The Old Man of the Sea or Burgess's A Clockwork Orange, is this year being hosted by Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). Only in its second year, The Novella Award is designed to discover great...

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Sunday Times Review Horst's latest crime novel

The Norwegian author Jorn Lier Horst is a former detective, and his novels offer an insider's take on murder investigations. The Caveman (Sandstone Press £8.99 / ST Bookshop £8.54 / ebook £8.99), translated by Anne Bruce, refers to police slang for a murderer who takes over the victim's...

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