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Richard Kunzmann

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in Windhoek, Namibia, South Africa
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James Lee Burke, Raymond Chandler, Stephen King, Michael Marshal Smith

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February 2009


Richard Kunzmann published his first police procedural in the UK at the tender age of 26, and Bloody Harvests was immediately short-listed for the Crime Writers Association’s lucrative J.C.W. Creasy Award for Best New Novel, in 2002. Publication of Bloody Harvests and his second thriller, Salamander Cotton , quickly followed in all English language territories.

The Washington Post has described his writing as ‘recalling No Country for Old Men and other Cormac McCarthy novels that focus a literary sensibility on bloodcurdling events’, while the Sunday Times hailed him as ‘an impressive new talent in the thriller genre’. The Cape Times says of his latest book, Dead-End Road , ‘It stands head and shoulders among the many crime novels we are c
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John le Carré, Coronet Books (1996)

I picked up a tatty copy of the Tailor of Panama because I'd been feeling rather ashamed for never having read a John le Carré novel. And reading just a few pages, I immediately knew I'd like the rest of it. The conversational language, the peppy tongue-in-cheek descriptions – here was a confident writer patient enough to allow a good story to unravel on its...

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Average rating: 3.66 · 128 ratings · 36 reviews · 4 distinct works
Salamander Cotton

3.88 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 2006 — 7 editions
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Bloody Harvests

3.50 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 2005 — 10 editions
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Dead-End Road

3.48 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2008 — 5 editions
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Richard Kunzmann It's definitely one to read, if you like crime and don't mind a bit of gore. The important thing about this book is it's flair, the sexual tension between the main characters, and above all the wicked sense of humour. The police procedural stuff is just window dressing.


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