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Quentin Bates

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As it’s a new year, and to celebrate the continued rise of Nordic crime fiction, here’s a sneak preview of the latest Scandinavian sensation you haven’t heard about yet, the first chapter of the trilogy in four (or maybe five) parts of reclusive author Jan-Holger Sildquist’s Surströmming series. Until recently a little-known writer, Sildquist spent his early years in north Bråland where he came... Read more of this blog post »
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Quentin Hi Zoë, actually I didn't know I had friended you... I'm not sure which buttons I clicked, but I have plenty of new friends now.

I'm enjoying On the Cold Coasts. It's an interesting read but I'm a little biased as I know the translator's background and can also appreciate the headaches she must have encountered in working on it.

See you at CrimeFest?

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Zoë Sharp Hi Quentin. Thanks for Friending me. How are you liking ON THE COLD COASTS?

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