Daily Archives: November 1, 2009

Hypothermia, by Arnaldur Indridason

Translated by Victoria Cribb. HYPOTHERMIA is among the very best of the books I've read this year. It's the sixth of the author's Erlendur series to be translated into English; it is truly a mature, masterful and utterly fantastic book. … Continue reading

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Good Night, My Darling, by Inger Frimansson

Translated by Laura A. Wideburg. GOOD NIGHT, MY DARLING tells the life-story of Justine, a lonely woman in her mid-forties who lives on her own in an isolated house in the woods near a lake, somewhere in Sweden. Justine is … Continue reading

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The Lie, by Petra Hammesfahr

Translated by Mike Mitchell. THE LIE is an "identical twins" thriller, though the two women concerned, Suzanne Lasko and Nadia Trenkler, are apparently not related. Suzanne is down on her luck – her marriage has failed, she's lost her job … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, by Stieg Larsson

Translated by Reg Keeland. The long-awaited final part of Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy reaches an English-language readership in 2009, five years after its first publication in Sweden. And it is certainly worth the wait. The story of Lisbeth Salander and … Continue reading

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