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Issue No. 6 of Profusion News, Out Now! - 13 July 2013

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- Portrait of the Month: author Liviu Antonesei
- Cultural Diary: July 2013
- In the News
- Top Tips

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Perfect Summer Reads with the Chill Factor - 12 July 2013

Perfect Summer Reads from Profusion Books

NOIR FROM EASTERN EUROPE from - Perfect summer reads with the right amount of "chill" factor

Attack in the Library (Atac în bibliotecă) by George Arion, one of the classic narratives of Romanian popular fiction, was written during the dictatorship of the 1980s in the finest Noir tradition.
“I loved this book. Dry, snappy, absurdist wit... the colossal, surreal stupidity of totalitarianism.”
Patrick McGuinness - author, The Last Hundred Days - Man Booker Prize Longlist

Kill the General (Ucideți generalul) by Bogdan Hrib, an exciting and suspenseful thriller, takes you on a rollercoaster ride through the last decades in Romanian history.
"...a good read offering an insight into a country that remains mysterious to many of us."
Julian Cole - The Press, York

Anatomical Clues (Indicii anatomice) by Oana Stoica-Mujea features Iolanda, a crime-fighting heroine unique in the landscape of Romanian literature: mad, bad and dangerous to know.
“...a gripping tale, which, like Iolanda, will creep into your head and stay there.”
Mike Phillips - author, CWA Silver Dagger winner

Rimaru - Butcher of Bucharest
(Rîmaru – Măcelarul Bucureștiului) by Mike Phillips and Stejarel Olaru is a social review of Romania in the ‘70s, with a serial killer’s story as a central focus.
“... a fascinating read that frames a factual account of the crimes within their social environment, while examining their impact on the culture, and their lingering legacy in the present day.”
George Nott - Enfield INDEPENDENT

All Profusion books are available in paperback from and, as well as Kindle e-books. Books are available in Romania as well, from ‘Anthony Frost’ English bookshop in Bucharest (

PROFUSION CRIME SERIES - Fiction/Non-Fiction, Series Editor: Mike Phillips

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