>2010 A year in crime fiction


This post was intended as a personal reminder before the year ends but I thought it was a good idea to share it with you and ask for some advice. Besides the books I’ve read this year I’ll start to read immediately Gunshot Road and I have The Man from Beijing and The Snowman in my TBR shelves.

Looking back into what was published this year in the U. K. I found some titles that by no means I want to miss. Among the ones I have not read which are not yet in my TBR shelves I found the followings:

Truth by Peter Temple

Bad Intentions by Karin Fossum

Entanglement by Zygmunt Miloszewski

Blue Lightening by Ann Cleeves

And I’ll wait for the paperback edition in 2011

Trick of the Dark by Val McDermind (Paperback 17 Feb 2011)

The Inspector and Silence by Hakan Nesser (Paperback 1 Apr 2011)

The Serpent Pool by Martin Edwards (Paperback 10 Jan 2011)

The Reversal by Michael Connelly (There is no date available yet for the paperback edition)

Do you have any other suggestion that I may be missing? Your comments are welcome.

If you have not noticed it yet I’m a list-maniac.

>I’ve Just Bought a Book on Impulse


I couldn’t resist myself and I just bought today ¿Quién teme al lobo? (He Who Fears the Wolf) by Karin Fossum. Original title Den som frykter ulven. It has just been released in Spanish in paperback, Debolsillo 2010. And although I usually buy Nordic writers translated into English I was also attracted by the fact that it was translated with a grant from NORLA (Norwegian Literature Abroad) by Kirsti Baggethum and Asunción Lorenzo.

Another reason why I do wanted to read Fossum again was the fact that my appreciation of Don`t Look Back, (No mires atrás) was not all that positive. What may sound something odd since Fossum is highly praised by people with whom I usually share a similar taste.

By the way I just read page 99, it doesn’t give me a clue. Maybe I should have try the hardback..

Me acabo de comprar un libro por impulso

No me pude resistir y me acabo de comprar hoy ¿Quién teme al lobo? (He Who Fears the Wolf) de Karin Fossum. Título original Den som frykter ulven. Acaba de ser publicado en español en edición de bolsillo, Debolsillo, 2010. Y a pesar de que habitualmente compro libros de escritores nórdicos traducidos al inglés también me he sentido atraído por el hecho que la traducción  de Kirsti Baggethum y Asunción Lorenzo contó con una subvención de NORLA (Norwegian Literature Abroad).

Otra razón por la que no quería leer de nuevo a Fossum fue el hecho de que mi apreciación de No mires atrás (Don’t Look Back) no fue demasiado positiva. Lo que puede sonar algo extraño, ya que Fossum es muy elogiada por personas con las que por lo general comparto un gusto parecido.

Por cierto acabo de leer la página 99, no me da pista alguna. Tal vez debería haberlo intentado con la tapa dura ..

>Page 99 test


According to Ford Madox Ford if you read page 99 of a novel, you’ll know whether you want to read the whole book. A new website plans to let us all try this out, Page99 Test. Taken from the guardian.co.uk. Monday 27 September 2010.

‘Hay gente pa to’, literally ‘there are people for everything’, Rafael Gómez Ortega ‘El Gallo’ dixit. Probably a Spanish equivalent for ‘Some like it hot’. Which by the way it just remind me of…..

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