EURO-MURDER ON THE ISLAND: Swiss and Irish Crime Novels set away from New York

Books discussed in this essay: The Disappearance of Stephanie Mailer by Joel Dicker, translated by Howard Curtis (UK: MacLehose Press £20.00 ISBN9780857059208) The Perfect Lie by Jo Spain (UK: Quercus £14.99 ISBN 9781529407242)

It may have been only a coincidence that I should be asked to review two crime novels back to back which both turned out to be by European authors, and both set on Long Island, but looking at the two in retrospect it seemed to me to make a certain type of sense as an entry…