The Day the Earth Stood Green - In Reference to Murder

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April 22, 2008



Some of the current crop of Irish crime novels will mention environmental issues from time to time as part of their commentary in Ireland's economic miracle. Also, the opening chapter of Qiu Xiaolong's outstanding "Death of a Red Heroine" is a vivid picture of environmental damage in Shanghai.
Detectives Beyond Borders
"Because Murder Is More Fun Away From Home"

BV Lawson

Thanks for the additions, Peter. I also ran across a couple of other titles which show that environmental plots aren't exlusive to U.S. crime fiction authors--Finnish author Paul-Erik Haataja wrote several police procedurals set in Helsinki with strong environmental themes, and Kerstin Ekman's "Blackwater," set in Arctic Sweden on the Norwegian border, is filled with environmental concerns and social tensions between the Sami (Lapps) and Swedes. I'm sure there are plenty more...

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