Category Archives: Eurocrime

Summertime Death by Mons Kallentoft

Kallentoft, Mons – ‘Summertime Death’ (translated by Neil Smith)  Paperback: 496 pages (May 2012) Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks ISBN: 1444721577 The second in this seasonal quartet set in Linköping, south of Stockholm, is as hot as its predecessor, MIDWINTER SACRIFICE, was cold. Police … Continue reading

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The Blind Goddess by Anne Holt

Holt, Anne – ‘The Blind Goddess’ (translated by Tom Geddes)  Trade Paperback: 352 pages (July 2012) Publisher: Atlantic Books ISBN: 1848876076 THE BLIND GODDESS is the first in an eight-book series about Oslo detective inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen, originally published in 1993 … Continue reading

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Black Skies by Arnaldur Indridason

Indridason, Arnaldur – ‘Black Skies’ (translated by Victoria Cribb)  Hardback: 336 pages (June 2012) Publisher: Harvill Secker ISBN: 1846555817 In a book first published in Iceland in 2009, but set in 2005, the black skies of the title are gathering not … Continue reading

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Meltwater by Michael Ridpath

Ridpath, Michael – ‘Meltwater’  Hardback: 320 pages (June 2012) Publisher: Atlantic Books ISBN: 085789644X The third in this author’s Fire and Ice series, set in Iceland, is as fast and packed with incident as the first two books, WHERE THE SHADOWS LIE and 66 DEGREES NORTH. … Continue reading

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Border Run by Simon Lewis

Lewis, Simon – ‘Border Run’ Paperback: 208 pages (Apr. 2012) Publisher: Sort of Books ISBN: 0956308651 BORDER RUN is a suspense novel set in the forest region of China near Myanmar (called Burma here). Will and Jake are two backpackers taking … Continue reading

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A Willing Victim by Laura Wilson

Wilson, Laura – ‘A Willing Victim’ Hardback: 400 pages (Apr. 2012) Publisher: Quercus ISBN: 1849163111 The fourth in the addictive DI Ted Stratton series is set in 1956, at the time of the Suez crisis and the Soviet invasion of Hungary. … Continue reading

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Cold Comfort by Quentin Bates

Bates, Quentin – ‘Cold Comfort’  Paperback: 336 pages (Mar. 2012) Publisher: Robinson ISBN: 1849013616 After her exploits in her first outing, FROZEN OUT, the admirable Gunnhilder Gisladottir has been transferred to Reykjavik, newly promoted to Sergeant – although because of the financial … Continue reading

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Murder on the 31st Floor by Per Wahloo

Wahloo, Per – ‘Murder on the Thirty-First Floor’ (translated by Sarah Death) Paperback: 224 pages (Dec. 2011) Publisher: Vintage ISBN: 0099554763 Written in 1964, only 16 years after publication of Orwell’s 1984, MURDER ON THE THIRTY-FIRST FLOOR has much in common … Continue reading

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Split Second by Cath Staincliffe

Staincliffe, Cath – ‘Split Second’  Hardback: 320 pages (Apr. 2012) Publisher: Constable ISBN: 1849013454 SPLIT SECOND is a very moving account of an apparently impulsive crime and its aftermath, told from the point of view of three characters. Emma is a … Continue reading

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Nights of Awe by Harri Nykanen

Nykanen, Harri – ‘Nights of Awe’ (translated by Kristian London) Paperback: 278 pages (Feb. 2012) Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press ISBN: 1904738923 The ten days starting with Rosh Hashanah and ending with Yom Kippur are termed the Days of Awe, or the … Continue reading

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