Monthly Summary (March 2014)

What I Read in March 2014

  • Sadie When She Died (Pan Books Ltd, 1974) by Ed McBain (A)
  • The Chalk Circle Man (Vintage, 2010) Translated by Siân Reynolds (2009). First published with the title L’Homme aux cercles bleus in 1996, by Fred Vargas (B)
  • The Weeping Girl (Mantle, 2013) Translated by Laurie Thompson (2013). Original title Ewa Morenos Fall, 2000. by Hakan Nesser (C)
  • How a Gunman Says Goodbye (Mantle, 2013) by Malcolm Mackay (A)
  • The Inspector Barlach Mysteries (The Judge and His Hangman + Suspicion) (The University of Chicago Press, 2006). Translated by Joel Agee. Original titles, Der Richter und sein Henker and Der Verdacht by Friedrich Dürrenmatt (A) & (C)

Pick of the Month

I really enjoyed McBain’s Sadie When She Died and Dürrenmatt’s The Judge and His Hangman but I’ll go for Mackay’s How a Gunman Says Goodbye as my favourite for having found a proper and original way to narrate this story.

. How a Gunman Says Goodbye: The Glasgow Trilogy Book 2

Books Bought Last Month

  • Seeking Whom He May Devour by Fred Vargas. Translated by David Bellos
  • Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin
  • The Treasure Hunt by Andrea Camilleri. Translated by Stephen Sartarelli
  • The Second Deadly Sin by Åsa Larsson. Translated by Laurie Thompson
  • The Weeping Girl by Hakan Nesser. Translated by Laurie Thompson
  • El detective moribundo by Leif GW Persson. Translated by Francisca Jiménez Pozuelo. English title: The Dying Detective (Den döende detektiven)
  • Inspector Barlach Mysteries: The Judge and His Hangman and Suspicion by Friedrich Durrenmatt, Translated by Joel Agee
  • Force of Nature (Joe Pickett 12) by C.J. Box
  • Below Zero (Joe Pickett 9) by C.J. Box
  • The Pledge by Friedrich Dürrenmatt. Translated by James Agee
  • Death Can’t Take a Joke by Anya Lipska

Currently Reading

I’m just finishing reading The City of Shadows (Avon, 2012) by Michael Russell, and I’m starting to read Death Can’t Take a Joke (The Friday Project, 2014) by Anya Lipska. Stay tuned.

See also what other bloggers have to say at Mysteries in Paradise

Wish List

  • The A26 by Pascal Garnier
  • The City of Strangers by Michael Russell
  • In the Morning I’ll be Gone: Sean Duffy 3 by Adrian McKinty
  • Someone to Watch Over Me by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
  • Entry Island by Peter May
  • The Sudden Arrival of Violence by Malcolm Mackay
  • Closed for Winter (William Wisting Mystery) by Jorn Lier Horst
  • Strange Shores (Reykjavik Murder Mysteries 9) by Arnaldur Indridason
  • The Gods of Guilt (Mickey Haller 5) by Michael Connelly
  • The Black Eyed Blonde (Philip Marlowe) by Benjamin Black
  • The Facts of Life and Death by Belinda Bauer
  • A Delicate Truth by John Le Carré


  • Cobra by Deon Meyer
  • The Wolf in Winter (Charlie Parker 12) by John Connolly
  • The Murder of Harriet Krohn by Karin Fossum

By the way, The Game’s Afoot turns 5 years old today

My first post is here.


4 thoughts on “Monthly Summary (March 2014)

  1. José Ignacio – Oh, you have so much good reading ahead of you. I’ll be especially interested in what you think of the LIpska, the Boxes, the Vargas, the Nesser and the Larsson.. And I want to read the Bauer, too.

  2. Such an interesting group of reads for the month and that are coming up. I just picked up The Woman with a Birthmark so I can get back to Nesser in the first time in ages, but I need some reading time first.

    And, most importantly, happy 5 years of blogging! Thanks for introducing me to so many good reads.

  3. Happy Blogiversary! Or however that is spelled. I hope you continue for many more years.

    As usual, I love all your lists in the month end post.

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