Daily Archives: June 11, 2010

The Past is a Foreign Country, by Gianrico Carofiglio

The Past is A Foreign Country Translated by Howard Curtis.  Published by Old Street, 2007 (first published in Italy 2004). Gianrico Carofiglio has written three excellent novels* in a series set in the Italian seaside town of Bari. The Past is … Continue reading

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The Demon of Dakar, by Kjell Eriksson

The Demon of Dakar (Ann Lindell Mysteries) Translated by Ebba Segerberg.  Dakar is a restaurant in downtown Uppsala, owned by Slobodan Anderson – a larger than life figure – and funded by very dubious money. Manuel is a youngish Mexican … Continue reading

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Supreme Justice, by Phillip Margolin

Supreme Justice Supreme Justice by Phillip Margolin, June 2010 (HarperCollins).  What do you do next when you’ve just written a thriller in which the president of the USA is bought down? Unfazed by this challenge, Phillip Margolin here turns his attention … Continue reading

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