Forthcoming Crime Blu-rays and Blasts from the Past

Forthcoming Crime Blu-rays and Blasts from the Past
Barry Forshaw

The enterprising types at Arrow Films continue to cherrypick some of the most intriguing of genre cinema, frequently straying away from the well-worn paths is to bring to our attention material which is not only neglected, but which may even be unknown to all but the most committed cinéastes. What’s more, the razor-sharp quality of the transfers (not to mention the copious and well-curated extras) make for some particularly tempting packages.

Crime in Soho with Fiona Barton, Renée Knight & Lesley Kara

Crime in Soho with Fiona Barton, Renée Knight & Lesley Kara
Barry Forshaw

Proof that the field of crime writing is in rude health was to be found at a Soho event given by the publisher Transworld for three of its most talented women writers: Fiona Barton, following the success of The Widow and The Child with The Suspect, Renée Knight with The Secretary (a successor to her much-praised Disclaimer), and debut author Leslie Kara, whose The Rumour intrigued the invited audience with its narrative of a child killer living under an assumed name.

The Core of the Sun by Johanna Sinisalo (translated by Lola Rogers)

The Core of the Sun by Johanna Sinisalo (translated by Lola Rogers)

Arriving festooned with encomiums from the likes of such literary luminaries as Robert Olen Butler, The Core of the Sun is a remarkable Scandinavian contribution to the field of the dystopian novel, its chilling message tempered by some smart satire. The narrative is reminiscent of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale in describing a surreal Finnish society in which women are either breeder or outcasts. And in this dark milieu, one woman is searching for her missing sister.

No Exit Press acquires ‘compelling’ psychological debut

No Exit Press acquires ‘compelling’ psychological debut

No Exit Press has acquired a ‘compelling’ psychological thriller from Canadian author Laurie Petrou. Clare Quinlivan, Editorial and Rights Manager at No Exit Press, bought UK and Commonwealth excluding Canada rights to Sister of Mine and a second book by Petrou from Carolyn Buszynski at The Cooke Agency International, on behalf of Martha Webb at CookeMcDermid agency. Clare Quinlivan said, ‘We are absolutely delighted to be publishing Laurie’s debut novel in the UK. Sister of Mine is an utterly captivating thriller that has an effortless literary quality to it that makes it quite remarkable.

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