'Another brilliant adventure in the company of Chastity Riley, the coolest character in crime fiction. Darkly funny and written with a huge heart' Doug Johnstone, Big Issue
'Reading Buchholz is like walking on firecrackers ... a truly unique voice in crime fiction' Graeme Macrae Burnet
'Caustic, incisive prose. A street-smart, gutsy heroine. A timely and staggeringly stylish thriller' Will Carver
Night after night, cars are set alight across the German city of Hamburg, with no obvious pattern, no explanation and no suspect.
Until, one night, on Mexico Street, a ghetto of high-rise blocks in the north of the city, a Fiat is torched. Only this car isn't empty. The body of Nouri Saroukhan - prodigal son of the Bremen clan - is soon discovered, and the case becomes a homicide.
Public prosecutor Chastity Riley is handed the investigation, which takes her deep into a criminal underground that snakes beneath the whole of Germany. And as details of Nouri's background, including an illicit relationship with the mysterious Aliza, emerge, it becomes clear that these are not random attacks, and there are more on the cards...
'A stylish, whip-smart thriller' Russel McLean
'Lyrical and pithy' Sunday Times
'Fierce enough to stab the heart' Spectator
'Sharp and unrelenting' CultureFly
'Simone Buchholz writes with real authority and a pungent, noir-ish sense of time and space' Financial Times
'Deeply moody, atmospheric and evocative' Blue Book Balloon
'An unconventional, refreshing new voice' Crime Fiction Lover
- Paperback | 276 pages
- 129 x 198 x 17.78mm | 217.72g
- 01 Oct 2020
- Orenda Books
- London, United Kingdom
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About Simone Buchholz
Follow Simone on Twitter @ohneKlippo and visit her website: simonebuchholz.com Rachel Ward is a freelance translator of literary and creative texts from German and French to English. Having always been an avid reader and enjoyed word games and puzzles, she discovered a flair for languages at school and went on to study modern languages at the University of East Anglia. She spent the third year working as a language assistant at two grammar schools in Saaebrucken, Germany. During her final year, she realised that she wanted to put these skills and passions to use professionally and applied for UEA's MA in Literary Translation, which she completed in 2002. Her published translations include Traitor by Gudrun Pausewang and Red Rage by Brigitte Blobel, and she is a Member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting.
Follow Rachel on Twitter @FwdTranslations, on her blog www.adiscounttickettoeverywhere.wordpress.com and on her website www.forwardtranslations.co.uk