August 2013 A Quick Wrap Up

Books Read

August turned out much better than I expected. I read:

Linda, como en el asesinato de Linda (Grijalbo, 2012), by Leif GW Persson. Kindle edition. Traducción de Carmen Montes Cano. English title: Linda, As in the Linda Murder.***

La neblina del ayer (Tusquets, 2013), by Leonardo Padura. Kindle edtion. English title: Havana Fever.*****

Safe House (Faber & Faber, 2012.), by Chris Ewan. (Kindle edition).****

Cold Courage (Hesperus Press Ltd, 2013). Kindle edition. Translated from the Finnish by Owen F. Witesman, by Pekka Hiltunen.***

Cold Hearts (Arcadia Books, 2013). Kindle edition. Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett, by Gunnar Staalesen.***** (I’ve sent my review as my contribution to Petrona Remembered)

Blessed Are Those Who Thirst (Corvus, 2013). Kindle edition. Translated by Anne Bruce, by Anne Holt.**** (My review will be posted soon)

Pick of the Month

Portada de La neblina del ayer

All were excellent reads. It’s not easy to pick up only one. After much thought I can’t make up my mind between Leonardo Padura La neblina del ayer (English title: Havana Fever) and Gunnar Staalesen Cold Hearts. Both are highly recommended.

Currently Reading

Ratliness (Vintage, 2013). Kindle edition, by Stuart Neville

Books Bought Last Month

Ratlines, by Stuart Neville

Cold Hearts, by Gunnar Staalesen

Happy Birthday Turk, by Jakob Arjouni

Norwegian by Night, by Derek B. Miller

Memento Mori, de César Pérez Gellida (in Spanish)

Slaughter’s Hound (Harry Rigby Mystery), by Declan Burke

On The Doorstep, Waiting To Be Read*

*Title borrowed from Kerrie at Mysteries in Paradise

In no particular order:

The City of Shadows, by Michael Russell

Winter’s Bone, by Daniel Woodrell

The End Of The Wasp Season, by Denise Mina

Total Khéops, de Jean-Claude Izzo (in Spanish)

Prótesis, de Andreu Martin (in Spanish)

Dust Devil’s, by Roger Smith

The Big Bad City, (A novel of the 87th Precinct) by Ed McBain

Bad Debts, by Peter Temple

Detective Inspector Huss, by Helene Tursten

The Coroner’s Lunch, by Colin Cotterill

Calling Out For You, aka The Indian Bride, by Karin Fossum

Wish List  

In no particular order:

Rubbernecker, by Belinda Bauer

The Dance Of The Seagull (Inspector Montalbano Mysteries), by Andrea Camilleri

The Chessmen (Lewis Trilogy 3), by Peter May

The Weeping Girl (Van Veeteren Series), by Hakan Nesser

Ostland, by David Thomas

The Papers of Tony Veitch (Laidlaw 2) (Laidlaw Trilogy), by William McIlvanney

Strange Shores (Reykjavik Murder Mysteries 9), by Arnaldur Indridason

I Am Pilgrim, by Terry Hayes

Graveland, by Alan Glynn

The Frozen Shroud (Lake District Mysteries), by Martin Edwards

Paisaje de otoño, English title: Havana Black, de Leonardo Padura (in Spanish).

Books To Look Forward  

Saints of the Shadow Bible (Rebus), by Ian Rankin

The Stranglers Honeymoon (Van Veeteren Series), by Hakan Nesser

The Treasure Hunt (Inspector Montalbano Mysteries), by Andrea Camilleri

Police: A Harry Hole thriller (Oslo Sequence 8), by Jo Nesbo

The Long Shadow, by Liza Marklund

Then We Take Berlin, by John Lawton

Inspector Singh Investigates: A Calamitous Chinese Killing (Number 6 in series), by Shamini Flint

El detective moribundo English title: The Dying Detective, de Leif GW Persson (in Spanish)

La cola de la serpiente (Kindle edition), de Leonardo Padura (in Spanish)

Hasta la cima de la montaña (English title:To the Top of the Mountain), de Arne Dahl (in Spanish)

Herejes, de Leonardo Padura (in Spanish)

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