From women who pull the strings to tales of old corruption

Declan Burke looks at five absorbing new publications in the crime genre

A scene from an adaptation of ‘Suburra’, an Italian corruption tale co-written by Carlo Bonini and Giancarlo De Cataldo

A scene from an adaptation of ‘Suburra’, an Italian corruption tale co-written by Carlo Bonini and Giancarlo De Cataldo

 

Peddling cartel smack to the addicts of LA’s South Central,

Lola

CSI: MiamiPerson of InterestDodgers

The Orphans

The Orphans

French author Pascal Garnier writes short, offbeat crime novels reminiscent of Georges Simenon in whimsical form, and

Low Heights

Low Heightsdeus ex machinasLow Heights

The award-winning French author Fred Vargas is best known for her police procedurals featuring Chief Inspector Adamsberg, but

The Accordionist

El Desdichado

Already a film, and now a Netflix series,

Suburra

Declan Burke is an author and journalist. He is the editor of ‘Trouble is Our Business’ (New Island Books)

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