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2018, Frankfurt Bookfair, Gary Raymond, news, The Golden Orphans, Translation -

Throughout the summer, we've seen Gary Raymond’s new suspense novel The Golden Orphans get a great reception from reviewers and readers alike. Jeff Noon of The Spectator called it “intense, unnerving and brilliant” while The Bookseller described it as “Shades of the Talented Mr. Ripley". The Golden Orphans is set in warm, dry Cyprus, but its story is chilling. The old painter Francis Benthem leads a secluded existence funded by his wealthy patron, the Russian gangster Illy Prostakov, whose recurring dream Benthem has to capture through his art. Bethem dies suddenly, and one fellow painter, our narrator, shows up to...

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2018, crime, Fiction, News, Review, The Golden Orphans -

Gary Raymond’s mystery set in Cyprus, The Golden Orphans, was released earlier this summer, and it has already garnered much attention and acclaim. Most recently, the Spectator’s crime fiction expert Jeff Noon reviewed the novel and wrote that “It’s a brilliant concept” and that the novel is “intense, unnerving and brilliant.” The Golden Orphans begins when the old painter Francis Benthem dies and the narrator, an artist himself and an old friend of Benthem’s, arrives in Cyprus to attend his funeral. Short on money and good fortune, the narrator agrees to take on Benthem’s job working for the Russian gangster...

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