A warm welcome for a book from which I learned – and am learning – a great deal about an under-examined area of Europen crime fiction. Katharina Hall’s knowledge of – and enthusiasm for – crime fiction in translation is prodigious, but (crucially) it is matched by her nonpareil analytic skills. This combination, when focused on her particular speciality, genre fiction from Germany, makes her the perfect editor for (and contributor to) Crime Fiction in German: Der Krimi. The book becomes at a stroke the definitive modern guide to the subject – scholarly, lively and accessible.

Crime Fiction in German: Der Krimi by Katharina Hall is published by University of Wales Press

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