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The City and the City - China Miéville

Issue No. 2183

Yes, this is a murder mystery – but it is also much more than that.

After a woman is found brutally murdered, Detective Borlu of the extreme crime squad must cross into another city to solve the crime.

But the “border” between the two cities is more mental than physical, as people decide to see or “unsee” what is in front of their faces.

What the detective finds there points to strange and deadly conspiracies by the murderous powers that run the two cities.

An ideal new year read.

Out now in paperback

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Tue 5 Jan 2010, 18:00 GMT
Issue No. 2183
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