Daily Archives: November 21, 2010

December Heat by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza

Translator Benjamin Moser First published in Portuguese 1998; first published in English 2005. In the winter heat of Rio de Janeiro, a young homeless boy witnesses an insensible drunk being helped into a car outside a restaurant late at night. … Continue reading

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The Burning by Jane Casey

Ebury, November 2010 (paperback). Part police-procedural and part psychological suspense, The Burning is a very good crime novel. From the cover words, one would think that this book is about a serial killer who is attacking young women walking home … Continue reading

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The Siege by Stephen White

Signet, 2010 (first published 2009).  How does one write an original thriller in the crowded niche of books about terrorists/hostages? If the author had not been Stephen White, I would not have picked up this book on the grounds that … Continue reading

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The Girl With the Crystal Eyes by Barbara Baraldi

translated by Judith Forshaw "A seductive serial killer is stalking the streets of Bologna", according to the blurb. If that's your cup of tea, then you might enjoy this novel. The story is about two young women. One of them, … Continue reading

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