Pick of the Month August 2012


The purpose of the Pick of the Month meme, hosted by Kerrie at Mysteries in Paradise, is to identify our crime fiction best read for each particular month. You can click HERE to find the contributions of other fellow bloggers.

In August 2012 I read and reviewed seven crime fiction books. You can find my reviews by clicking the book titles.

  • What It Was (Orion books ebook, 2012) by George Pelecanos***
  • Los buenos suicidas (Versión Kindle De Bolsillo, 2012) de Antonio Hill****
  • Sabotaje olímpico (Booket, 2008) de Manuel Vázquez Montalbán*
  • La edad de la duda, traducción de Teresa Clavel Lledó. (Ediciones Salamandra Versión Kindle, 2012) de Andrea Camilleri (English title: The Age of Doubt)****
  • Ange Mode, translated by David Evans. (Nordic Noir Books, 2011 Kindle Edition) by Stefan Tegenfalk.***
  • Tarde, mal y nunca [English title: The Barcelona Brothers] (RBA Libros, 2011) de Carlos Zanón
  • The Brotherhood (Random House Australia, 2011. Kindle edition) by Y. A. Erskine.****

     

    I will highlight three books: The Good Self-Murderers by Antonio Hill, The Age of Doubt by Andrea Camilleri and The Brotherhood, by Y. A. Erskine. If I had to choose only one I’d pick The Age of Doubt by Andrea Camilleri.

  • 9 thoughts on “Pick of the Month August 2012”

    1. José Ignacio – I’m glad you had some very good reading experiences this month. And I’m not surprised that you liked The Age of Doubt as much as you did. Of course I’m biased because I’m very fond of Camilleri’s work. I also thought The Brotherhood was a powerful novel; it has stayed with me very much since I read it.

    2. These seem like great choices, though I’ve only read one (The Brotherhood). I am looking forward to reading the other two, when available in the UK.

    3. Yes, Camilleri is great, isn’t he? Some of your other choices sound intriguing too. What did you think of the Barcelona Brothers? I read it last month, was a bit depressed by the violence, but was wondering if maybe Iberian crime fiction tends to be like that (I haven’t read that much of it).

      1. Thanks for your comment Marina. You can see my reviews by clicking on the titles of the books. Fortunately, not all Spanish authors are as gloomy as The Barcelona Brothers . I can suggest some other authors as Antonio Hill and Domingo Villar whose books are available in English.

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