September 2013 A Quick Roundup


Books Read

In September I read 6 books:

Pick of the Month

Two books stand out in my view, but certainly my favourite has been: The Chessmen. 

Norwegian by NightThe Chessmen

Currently Reading

I’m just finishing The Long Shadow by Liza Marklund. Next I’ll tackle: Memento Mori, de César Pérez Gellida (in Spanish) and Winter’s Bone, by Daniel Woodrell

Books Bought Last Month

The Point by Gerard Brennan

Exit Music: An Inspector Rebus Novel by Ian Rankin

The Chessmen (Lewis Trilogy 3) by Peter May

The Long Shadow by Liza Marklund

Roman Dalton – Werewolf PI by Paul D. Brazill

The Deep Dark Sleep: A Lennox Thriller (Lennox 3) by Craig Russell

Black Tide (Jack Irish Thriller 2) by Peter Temple

White Dog (Jack Irish Thriller 4) by Peter Temple

Bed of Nails by Antonin Varenne

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

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

Detective Inspector Huss, by Helene Tursten

The Coroner’s Lunch, by Colin Cotterill

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

The Deep Dark Sleep: A Lennox Thriller (Lennox 3) by Craig Russell

Bed of Nails by Antonin Varenne

Wish List

In no particular order:

Rubbernecker, by Belinda Bauer

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

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)

Ajuste de cuentas, de Benjamín Prado (in Spanish)

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

Herejes, de Leonardo Padura (in Spanish)

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

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

Blackwattle Creek, by Geoffrey McGeachin 

How a Gunman Says Goodbye, by Malcolm Mackay

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

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)

Then We Take Berlin, by John Lawton

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

Books To Look Forward

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

The Double (Spero Lucas), by George Pelecanos

Closed for Winter, by Jorn Lier Horst

11 thoughts on “September 2013 A Quick Roundup

  1. José Ignacio. – Thank you for that informative update. I’m so glad that you have the two Jack Irish mysteries coming up. Peter Temple is a very skilled writer and I think you’ll be very glad that you tried those novels. You have so many excellent books on your ‘doorstep’ list, too. I’m excited that you’re planning to read, especially, the Mina, the Cotterill, the Tursten and the Fossum – oh, and the Smith, too. I’ll be looking forward to your reviews.

  2. Jose, some great books read and a lot to look forward to! Funny I bought 2 of the books you read this month during September myself – Ratlines and Norwegian by Night. Mackay I have borrowed from my library.

    Happy reading in October!

    • Happy October readings to you too, Col. I’ll love to read what you have to say about Ratlines, Norwegian by Night and How a Gunman Says Goodbye.

  3. Nice list and great picks, Jose. I hope to get to Norwegian by Night in the next year. I was a bit concerned about the elements related to dementia in the story, but I can tell from reviews that it will be a good read, regardless.

    I like the additions of your planned reads and wishlist books also. I would put Then We Take Berlin, by John Lawton and I am Pilgrim on my wishlist too. Also the the first book in the series by Geoffrey McGeachin.

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