Book Reviews 2013

A+… Don’t delay, get your hands on a copy of this book
A…. I loved it
B…. I really liked it
C…. I liked it with a few reservations
D…. I finished it, but it’s not my cup of tea

  • The Black Box (Orion Books, 2012), by Michael Connelly. (B)
  • Seven Days (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2012), by Deon Meyer. Translated by K. L. Seegers. Originally published in Afrikaans in 2011. (A)
  • Standing in Another Man’s Grave (Orion, 2012), by Ian Rankin. (A)
  • I Hear the Sirens in the Street (Serpent’s Tail, 2013. Kindle edition), by Adrian McKinty. (A)
  • Death On A Hot Afternoon (Atlantis Lite-editions, 2012. Kindle Edition), by Paul D. Brazill. (A)
  • Red Esperanto (Atlantis Lite-editions, 2012. Kindle Edition), by Paul D. Brazill. (A)
  • L’Hora Zen (Edicions 62, 2011), by Teresa Solana. English title: The Sound of One Hand Killing. (D)
  • Perfect Hatred (Soho Crime, 2013), by Leighton Gage. (A)
  • Pierced (Faber & Faber, 2012. Kindle edition), by Thomas Enger. Translated by Charlotte Barslund. (A+)
  • Hard Bite (Blasted Heath, 2012). Kindle Edition, by Anonymous-9. (A+)
  • A Grain Of Truth (Bitter Lemon Press, 2012). Kindle Edition, by Zygmunt Miloszewski. Translated from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones. (A+)
  • Crimes in Southern Indiana (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011). Kindle Edition, by Frank Bill. (A)
  • The Blind Goddess (Corvus, 2012). Kindle edtion, by Anne Holt. Translated by Tom Geddes. (B)
  • Nordic Noir (Pocket essentials, 2013). Kindle edition, by Barry Forshaw. (A+)
  • Capture (Serpent’s Tail, 2012). Kindle edition, by Roger Smith. (A+)
  • Last Will (Transworld Digital, 2012). Kindle edition, by Liza Marklund. Translated by Neil Smith. (A+)
  • The Blinded Man aka Misterioso (Vintage, 2012), by Arne Dahl. Translated by Tiina Nunnally. (B)
  • El inocente (Editorial Planeta, 1985), de Mario Lacruz (English translation: The Suspect). (A+)
  • Broken Harbour (Hodder & Stoughton, 2012) Kindle edition, by Tana French. (B)
  • Rounding the Mark (Picador, 2010) Kindle edition. First publish in 2003 as Il giro di boa. Translated by Stephen Sartarelli, by Andrea Camilleri. (A)
  • The Blackhouse (Quercus, 2011). Paperback edition, by Peter May. (A+)
  • Borkmann‘s Point (Pan Books, 2010), Kindle edition. First published in 1994 as Borkmanns punkt. Translated into English by Laurie Thompson in 2006, by Håkan Nesser. (A)
  • Reasonable Doubts (Bitter Lemon Press, 2007). Translated by Howard Curtis. First published as Ragionevoli dubbi , 2006, by Gianrico Carofiglio. (A)
  • The Kelly Affair (Atlantis Lite Editions, 2012). Kindle Edition, by Paul D, Brazill. (A)
  • March Violets (Penguin Books, 2004). Paperback edition, by Philip Kerr. (A)
  • Stiffed (Snubnose Press, 2013). Kindle Edition., by Rob Kitchin. (A)
  • Las flores de Baudelaire (Editorial Alrevés, 2012). Kindle edition, by Gonzalo Garrido. (C)
  • Eleven Days (Faber & Faber, 2013). Kindle edition, by Stav Sherez. (C)
  • The Long Glasgow Kiss (Quercus, 2010) Kindle edition, by Craig Russell. (B)
  • The Lewis Man (Quercus, 2012) Paperback edition, by Peter May. (A+)
  • The Missing File (Quercus, 2013) Kindle edition, by D. A. Mishani. Translated by Steven Cohen. (D)
  • The Innocence of Father Brown. Kindle edition, by G. K. Chesterton. (B)
  • The Collini Case (Penguin Books, 2012) Translated by Anthea Bell, by Ferdinand von Schirach. (B)
  • The Black Echo (Orion, reissued 2009) Paperback edition. Fist published in 1992, by Michael Connelly. (B)
  • Alex (MacLehose Press/Quercus, 2013) Translated by Frank Wynne, by Pierre Lemaitre. (B)
  • Laidlaw (Canongate Books, 2013) Kindle edition. First published in Great Britain in 1977, by William McIlvanney. (A+)

  • Lifetime (Transworld Digital, 2013) Kindle edition. Translated from the Swedish by Neil Smith, 2013, by Liza Marklund. (A+)

  • Random Violence (Soho Crime, 2010). Kindle edition. First published 2008, by Jassy Mackenzie. (C)
  • 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. (C)
  • La neblina del ayer (Tusquets, 2013), by Leonardo Padura. Kindle edtion. English title: Havana Fever. (A+)
  • Safe House (Faber & Faber, 2012.), by Chris Ewan. (Kindle edition). (A)
  • Cold Courage (Hesperus Press Ltd, 2013). Kindle edition. Translated from the Finnish by Owen F. Witesman, by Pekka Hiltunen. (B)
  • Cold Hearts (Arcadia Books, 2013). Kindle edition. Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett, by Gunnar Staalesen. (A+)
  • Blessed Are Those Who Thirst (Corvus, 2013). Kindle edition. Translated by Anne Bruce, by Anne Holt. (B)
  • Ratlines (Harvill Secker, 2013). Kindle edition, by Stuart Neville. (A)
  • Norwegian by Night (Faber & Faber, 2013). Kindle edition, by Derek B Miller. (A+)
  • Knots And Crosses at Rebus: The Early Years (Orion, Omnibus edition, 1999), by Ian Rankin. (B)
  • Bad Debts (Quercus, 2013) Kindle edition, by Peter Temple. First publiched in Australia, 1996. (A)
  • Happy Birthday, Turk! (No Exit Press, 2013) Translated from the German by Anselm Hollo. Kindle edition, by Jakob Arjouni. (C)
  • The Chessmen (Qurecus, 2012). Kindle edition, by Peter May. (A+)
  • The Long Shadow (Transworld Digital, 2013). Kindle edition. Translated from the Swedish by Neil Smith. Originally published as En plats I solen in 2008, by Liza Marklund. (B)
  • The Deep Dark Sleep (Quercus, 2011). Kindle edition, by Craig Russell. (A+)
  • Death of the Demon (Corvus, 2013) Kindle edition. Translated from the Norwegian by Anne Bruce. Originally published as Demonens død in 1995, by Anne Holt. (B)
  • The Unlucky Lottery (Mantle, 2011). Kindle edition. Translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson, by Hakan Nesser. (B)
  • Dead Men and Broken Hearts (Quercus, 2012) . Kindle edition, by Craig Russell. (A)
  • The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter (Pan Books, 2013). Kindle edition, by Malcolm Mackay. (A)
  • Bruno Chief of Police (Quercus, 2009) Kindle edition, by Martin Walker. (B)
  • The Black Ice (Orion, 1998) Paperback edition, reissued, 2009, by Michael Connelly. (A)
  • The Papers of Tony Veitch (Canongate Books, 2013) Kindle edition, by William McIlvanney. (A+)
  • Hurt (C&R Crime, 2013) Kindle edition, by Brian McGilloway. (A)
  • A Clubbable Woman (Harper, 2013). Paperback. First published in 1970, by Reginald Hill. (B)
  • In a Word: Murder – An Anthology. Margot Kinberg editor, 2013. Kindle version. (B)
  • Police (Hervill Secker, 2013). Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett. First published with the title Politi in 2013, by Jo Nesbo. (A+)
  • Then We Take Berlin (Grove Press, 2013) Kindle edition, by John Lawton. (B)
  • Plata quemada (Anagrama, 2006) Primera edición en Narrativas hispánicas, 2000, de Ricardo Piglia. (English title: Money to Burn, Granta Books, 2003). (A)
  • Bruno and le Père Noël: A Christmas Short Story (Quercus, 2012) Kindle edition, by Martin Walker. (B)
  • A Man Whitout Breath (Quercus, 2013) Kindle edition, by Philip Kerr. (B)

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