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Why one of Venezuela’s most prominent journalists turned to a thriller to tell the story of what’s happening to his country ‹Crime

– Translated by Daniel Hahn Frustration and liberation. These two extraordinarily strong emotions were what made me write Two spies in Caracas, my first novel. The frustration stems from my belief that I did not tell my readers the whole story, the real story of what happened in Hugo Chávez’s Venezuela. I have been writing …

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10 new books will be published this week ‹CrimeReads

Another week, another batch of books for your TBR pile. Good reading, folks. * Andrea Bartz, We were never here (Ballantine) Bartz takes the idea of ​​a ‘frenemy’ to new heights. . . . Another expert vivisection of female forms of communication and competition. ”– Los Angeles Times Megan Abbott, Attendance (Putnam) “Abbott’s novels are …

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The best rated crime books of the month: July 2021 ‹CrimeReads

A look at this month’s best reviewed crime novels, mysteries and thrillers. SA Cosby, Razor blade tears(Flatiron) Cosby’s attempts to expand the chorus to voices representing the South are shown in full in his follow-up, Razorblade Tears … The novel’s DNA may seem familiar to readers of Blacktop Wasteland or Joe R. Lansdale’s Hap and …

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The Dark Story of Indian Runner Sean Penn’s Meditation on American Violence Using Bruce Springsteen ‹CrimeReads

The Indian runner is a film with deep ambition. It seeks to dramatize nothing less than the history of violence within the United States and how this violence infects spirit after spirit, as a powerful and contagious disease. It is also the script and directorial debut for one of the world’s greatest actors, Sean Penn. …

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