Daily Archives: August 22, 2010

Cop Killer, by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo

  Cop Killer (The Martin Beck Series) translated by Thomas Teal   Although written in the 1970s, this ninth volume in the Martin Beck series remains a strong, relevant novel today. Two stories are told, both sent in the Malmo … Continue reading

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The Silence of the Rain, by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza

The Silence of the Rain: A Detective Espinosa Mystery (Inspector Espinoza Mysteries) Translated by Benjamin Moser Picador, 2003. First published in Brazil, 1998. I like mysteries in which the reader knows more than the detective, as one can see how … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Place to Die, by Malla Nunn

A Beautiful Place to Die This impressive debut novel is set in South Africa in 1952, in the immediate aftermath of the election which resulted in the Boer government and specifically the Immorality Act, by which the “white”, coloured” and … Continue reading

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