Something may have been lost in the translation, but The Hanging Girl by Jussi Adler-Olsen is flat.
Zagreb Noir, edited by Ivan Sršen, is yet another international addition to the long-running Akashic Noir series.
A good yarn often happens over a good meal. With the right food and a glass of fine wine, people talk.
Author Joakim Zander’s writing style in The Swimmer is difficult to describe.
“Botticelli’s Bastard is a delightful story, a fantasy revealing the extremes of human nature as well as the depths of emotion possession of a work of art may evok
“Mazzeo is a fascinating storyteller who stays true to her nonfiction pact with the reader.
“. . . one may wonder if Singularity is fact or fiction.”
“Pharaoh is a mystery for all the wrong reasons.”
What the publisher says about the book is this:
“Håkan Nesser is a fine writer; however, in the final analysis, Münster’s Case is just not one of his better efforts.”
“Mr. Haas may not yet be a household name this side of the Atlantic, but all that is about to change . . .”
“The authors have mastered the skill of pacing . . .”
“. . . the authors fall down in this book. Nurse Bess Crawford is too saintly a figure.”
“An authoritative and compelling voice, Mr. Siger is a master storyteller and Target: Tinos is a mesmerizing novel . . .”
“Murder at the Lanterne Rouge is wonderfully plotted, and Cara Black ties together the past and present with élan. We’ll always have Paris.”
“A Vine in the Blood is a hell of a lot of fun. It is a work that appeals to the senses, in particular visually. . . . Mr.
“Author Elizabeth George is well known for her complicated plots, but this book is an endless litany of the bad, dysfunctional family dynamic. . . .
“There’s much to be admired about Val McDermid; her understanding of the human psyche is breathtaking.”
“. . . an entertaining read, . . . The Immortalists is a truly great mystery novel by one of the best authors working in the genre today.”
“Fly By Night is fast-paced and engaging. Thoroughly enjoyable.”
“Morgue Drawer Four, a finalist for Germany’s 2010 Friedrich Glauser Prize for best crime novel, is a real find for aficionados of black humor and the macabre.
“. . . the point with The Feng Shui Detective Goes West is to enjoy the effervescent ride.”
“Sorry has all the ingredients to make it a compulsive read. It’s slick, chock full of twists and turns, and dripping with narrative thrust and intrigue. . . .
“On the credit side, Mr. Drvenkar’s narrative and dialogue are strong and move each section of the story along. He selects his words with care . . .
“Trackers is an ambitious novel that opens a window into the people, the problems, and the landscapes of South Africa.
“. . . a nice book to read at a summer cottage by a lake, the sun shining, a couple of bottles of beer in the cooler. . . .