May 2015 Round-Up and Pick of the Month


Crime fiction books read and reviewed

  • Falling Freely, As If In A Dream (aka Free Falling, As If in a Dream) (Transworld Digital, 2014) Format: Kindle. Translated from the Swedish by Paul Norlen. Originally published as Faller fritt som i en dröm in 2007 by Leif GW Persson (A)
  • Reykjavik Nights (Vintage Digital, 2014) Format: Kindle. Translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb. Originally published as Reykjavíkurnætur, 2012 by Arnaldur Indriðason (A)
  • The Asphalt Jungle (Rosetta Books, 2014) Format: Kindle. First published by New York Knopf in1949, by W. R. Burnett (A)
  • Into a Raging Blaze (Quercus, 2014) Format: Kindle edition. Translated from the Swedish by Ian Gile. Originally published as En Rasande Eld in 2013 by Andreas Norman (B)
  • And if I have to pick just one book my choice will be for

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    The Asphalt Jungle, the first book in W. R. Burnett’s urban trilogy. A gripping tale of the planning and execution of a jewellery store heist in a dark and corrupt Midwestern metropolis. Set amid a seedy urban wasteland of crooks, killers and con-artists, the various members of the gang are steadily undone by personal obsessions, double-crossing and cruel fate. (Source: Goodreads).

    5 thoughts on “May 2015 Round-Up and Pick of the Month”

    1. Wasn’t Asphalt Jungle also made into a rather good film directed by John Huston (Marilyn Monroe had a bit part in it at the start of her career)? I’ve seen the film but haven’t read the book.

      1. Marina Sofia, you are right, Huston’s films was based on this novel and I understand the film is excellent though I’ve not seen it yet.

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