So far, it’s been a winter of crime novels, especially if they are Norwegian. Here’s what I’ve been into lately. Click on Responses (above) if you have any suggestions for other books or just want to share your thoughts about any of these books.
Out Stealing Horses, Per Petterson. Dark, engaging, 1st person narrative set in post war Norway.
The Snowman, The Devil’s Star, Nemesis, The Redbreast, Jo Nesbø. Definitely my favorite Scandinavian crime writer who’s novels feature an always on the brink police investigator Harry Hole. I enjoyed them all.
Don’t Look Back, He Who Fears the Wolf, The Water’s Edge, The Indian Bride, When the Devil Holds the Candle. Karren Fossum. Inspector Sejer series: another very well developed Norwegian Cop. As with the Nesbø books, the plots are engaging and complex.
The Man in My Basement, Cinnamon Kiss, Fear of the Dark, Walter Mosley. Well crafted and interesting plots featuring carefully developed characters.
Never Too Old, Roy Rowen. Advice from a 90 year old on how to conduct your life. Little useful advice and way too much about what a full and wonderful life he has had. Made me feel old.
Sign of the Anasazi, Mark Lieberman. I’ll let you know.