Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Reading right now:
            “Where Monsters Dwell” by Jorgen Brekke. Another Scandinavian mystery author arrives in the United States with “Where Monsters Dwell” which has been very popular in the European market. The book resolves around two murders: one in Virginia and another in Trondheim, Norway. The murders appear to be linked, bound by a 16th century book called “The Book of John.” After discovering the murders are linked, Virginia Detective Felicia Stone travels to Norway to work with Inspector Odd Singsaker in order to solve these grisly murders. This book has got to be good, the killer is after librarians and books! He’s got to be stopped.
On hold right now:
            “The Innocent Sleep” by Karen Perry. This debut novel is written by two Dublin novelists and centers around the supposed death of the son of a young couple in an earthquake in Tangiers. After many years have passed and the couple feel that they are starting to get back on their feet, the husband thinks he sees their son on the streets of Dublin. He becomes obsessed with finding his son which brings unforeseen revelations and danger. Sounds fascinating and I can’t wait to get started on it.
Other Mysterious Things Available:
“Free Falling as if in a Dream” by Leif G. W. Persson. Award winning Swedish author Persson’s latest novel translated into English comes out this month. Some reviewers have dubbed his latest book among the very best crime fiction available. The book examines the actual, unsolved 1986 assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olof and proposes a shocking solution to this political whodunit.

Supposedly, Fox has purchased the rights to air “Backstrom.” This new TV series based on Persson’s major detective Evert Backstrom is described as a detective version of “House.” Backstrom is self-destructive, egotistical, offensive, brilliant, and a sexist. The two major books which Backstrom appears in are “Linda, As in the Linda Murder” and “He Who Kills the Dragon.” 
Try a new author at your local library.

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