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Sunday 16:00-16:30, repeated Thursday 16:00-16:30, except first Sunday in the month when it is replaced by Book Club.
Open Book spotlights new fiction and non-fiction, picks out the best of the paperbacks, talks to authors and publishers, and unearths lost masterpieces.
This week
Sunday 8 January 2006
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Tess Gerritsen
Novelist Tess Gerritsen joins Kate Mosse to talk about her latest thriller and translator Don Bartlett discusses the challenges of making foreign detectives work in English.
This week's Open Book investigates crime fiction.  American novelist Tess Gerritsen, author of Harvest and The Surgeon, talks about her latest book, Vanish.  Translator Don Bartlett and Francois von Hurter, founder of Bitter Lemon Press, discuss the challenges of publishing European crime writers in English.  And Marcel Berlins, crime critic and legal journalist, reveals his pick of the best crime novels from the continent. 
Booklist

Marcel Berlins' five crime recommendations:

Have Mercy on My Soul by Fred Vargas
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0099453649

Silence of the Grave by Arnaldur Indridason
Publisher: The Harvill Press
ISBN: 1843431858

Calling Out for You by Karin Fossum
Publisher: Vintage The Harvill Press
ISBN: 1843432137

Almost Blue by Carlo Lucarelli
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0099459434

Excursion to Tindari by Andrea Camilleri
Publisher: Pan Pacmillan Picador
ISBN: 0330493027

Other books mentioned:

Vanish by Tess Gerritsen
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0593053516 

The Devil's Star by Jo Nesbo
Publisher: Vintage Harvill Secker
ISBN: 1843432161 

Snatches by Martin Rowson
Publisher: Cape
ISBN: 0224076043 

Harvest by Tess Gerritsen
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553817728

The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 055381706X 
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