3/3 Mark Lawson looks at German, Scandinavian, Scottish and Russian modern crime fiction.
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15/15 Russian and Ukrainian crime writers Akunin and Kurkov. Is Dostoevsky still an influence?
14/15 How does Jo Nesbo's Norwegian detective reflect changes in Scandinavian society?
13/15 Mark Lawson investigates how Swedish society reflects in the novels of Larsson and Mankell
12/15 Mark Lawson meets Ian Rankin, whose crime stories reflect social changes in Scotland.
11/15 German writer Jakob Arjouni's Turkish sleuth, Kemal Kayankaya, reflects a reunited Germany
2/3 The mafia in Italy, UK policing and Spanish politics are investigated by Mark Lawson.
10/15 Andrea Camilleri's crime stories depict corruption, politics and power in Italy.
9/15 Lynda La Plante's DCI Jane Tennison changed police procedurals, argues Mark Lawson.