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Thomas Kanger : Les disparus de Monte Angelo

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Les disparus de Monte Angelo
Thomas Kanger
Presses de la Cité, « Sang d’encre »
ISBN 978-2-258-07802-4
Parution canadienne avril 2010
Traduit du suédois par Terje Sinding

Cinquième enquête (la deuxième en traduction française) de la commissaire Elina Wiik.

{présentation de l’éditeur à suivre}

Written by Thomas

2010-01-11 at 17:40

Aino Trosell : Ne les regarde pas dans les yeux

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Prochainement en format poche :

Ne les regarde pas dans les yeux
Aino Trosell
Pocket, « Policier »
ISBN 978-2-266-17756-6
Parution canadienne avril 2010
Traduit du suédois par Philippe Bouquet

C’est l’escouade ménagère la plus instruite de l’hôtellerie suédoise. Au Jardin d’hiver de Dalécarlie, palace de sports d’hiver, le personnel de surface est un joyeux mélange de diplômes et de nationalités. Tchétchènes, afghans, somaliens, russes… S’ils ne l’avouent pas volontiers, tous ont une histoire. Tous ont transités par un camp de réfugiés voisin. Tous, aujourd’hui, sont sous les ordres de Siv Dahlin.

Et la jeune femme n’est pas au bout de ses peines. Le Congrès sur la Défense nationale s’apprête à prendre ses quartiers dans ces murs : outre les polémiques, c’est autant de travail en plus. D’autant que, dans les rangs prestigieux des invités, les morts brutales s’enchaînent. Le dispositif de sécurité n’y pouvant rien, c’est à Siv, la femme de l’ombre, de s’improviser détective. Au risque de se mettre dans de beaux draps…

Written by Thomas

2010-01-11 at 15:35

Lars Saabye Christensen: Beatles

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Lars Saabye Christensen
Arcadia Books
ISBN 978-1-906413-07-1
April 2010
$17.95 in Canada

En français : Beatles

Four young Norwegians ride the first wave of Beatlemania in the spring of 1965 in this thoughtful yet playful novel. Kim Karlsen and his three buddies Gunnar, Ola, and Seb are obsessed with their musical heroes, and they even like to think of themselves as the Fab Four. Through the years, they play a lot of soccer, drink even more, and fall in and out of love. The result is a winsome chronicle of a generation, the youthful struggles and discoveries of the protagonists, and of growing up in a very special time.

Lars Christensen is the author of 12 novels, including The Half Brother, Herman, and The Model.

Written by Thomas

2009-12-18 at 00:48

Leif Davidsen: The Woman from Bratislava

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The Woman from Bratislava
Leif Davidsen
Arcadia Books (Eurocrime)
ISBN 978-1-906413-35-4
April 2010
$13.95 in Canada

En français : La femme de Bratislava

In Bratislava, Teddy Pedersen, a middle-aged, Danish university lecturer, receives a visit from an Eastern European woman who turns out to be his half-sister. Father to both of them was a Danish SS officer who had officially been declared dead in 1952, but had in fact lived on in Yugoslavia for many years. In Copenhagen, Teddy’s older sister is arrested on suspicion of being a Stasi agent, and a murder leads Teddy – and the Danish intelligence service – to investigate the relationship between these two – the woman in Denmark and the woman in Bratislava. The link between them proves to have far-reaching personal and political consequences.

Written by Thomas

2009-12-03 at 23:36

Camilla Läckberg: The Preacher (‘B’ format UK paperback)

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Forthcoming in ‘B’ format UK paperback:

The Preacher
Camilla Läckberg
ISBN 978-0-00-725394-4
15 April 2010
$17.95 in Canada

See also: previous ‘C’ format UK hardback and paperback editions
En français : Le prédicateur


In the fishing community of Fjallbacka‚ life is remote‚ peaceful − and for some‚ tragically short.

Foul play was always suspected in the disappearance twenty years ago of two young holidaymakers in the area. Now a young boy out playing has confirmed this grim truth. Their remains‚ discovered with those of a fresh victim‚ send the town into shock.

Local detective Patrik Hedstrom‚ expecting a baby with his girlfriend Erica‚ can only imagine what it is like to lose a child. When a second young girl goes missing‚ Hedstrom′s attention focuses on the Hults‚ a feuding clan of misfits‚ relgious fanatics and criminals. The suspect list is long but time is short − which of this family′s dark secrets will provide the vital clue?

Written by Thomas

2009-09-20 at 22:04

Camilla Läckberg: The Stone Cutter

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The Stone Cutter
Camilla Läckberg

UK ‘C’ format hardback:
ISBN 978-0-00-730593-3
15 April 2010
$34.95 in Canada

UK ‘C’ format trade paperback:
ISBN 978-0-00-725398-2
15 April 2010
$22.95 in Canada

En français : Le tailleur de pierre


The remote resort of Fjallbacka has seen its share of tragedy, though perhaps none worse than that of the little girl found in a fisherman’s net. But the post-mortem reveals that this is no accidental drowning! Local detective Patrik Hedstrom has just become a father. It is his grim task to discover who could be behind the methodical murder of a child both he and his partner, Erica, knew well. He knows the solution lies with finding a motive for this terrible crime. What he does not know is how this case will reach into the dark heart of Fjallbacka and tear aside its idyllic facade, perhaps forever.

Written by Thomas

2009-08-23 at 10:35