Plans for January

Posted: January 3, 2014 in Book Awards, Brazil, Historical, Italy, Scandinavia, Sweden

51OADLTxBaL._515Lxi9mZ8L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_SX385_SY500_CR,0,0,385,500_SH20_OU02_Happy New Year! My reading plans for this month are to read the seventh book in Mari Jungstedt’s Anders Knutas series, 51MCMWBMsjL._51PgXyPu1LL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_SX385_SY500_CR,0,0,385,500_SH20_OU02_and three books kindly sent to me by the publishers.

Europa Editions sent me the third book in the intriguing Commissario Ricciardi series by Maurizio De Giovanni entitled Everyone In Their Place set in Naples in 1931. Soho Crime sent The Fire Dance by retired dentist Helene Tursten, a possible contender for the 2015 Petrona Award, and The Ways of Evil Men by my friend Leighton Gage.

Sadly this will be the final outing for Chief Inspector Mario Silva of the Brazilian Federal Police as Leighton died on July 26th 2013 of pancreatic cancer. I had met Leighton, and his lovely wife Eide, at Crime Fest in 2009, and we had kept in contact with him giving me valuable advice especially during the first few months of 2013 when my son was working in Brazil.

I am looking forward to reading all these four books, and also reviewing my current enjoyable read Dead Lions by Mike Herron, the winner of the 2013 CWA Gold Dagger. 

  1. Margot Kinberg says:

    Norman – It sounds as though you have a good month of reading planed. I’ll be looking forward to your reviews. And I agree about the end of the Mario Silva series…

  2. MarinaSofia says:

    I have just got started on the Mario Silva series and really enjoyed them, and was sad to hear of Leighton Gage’s death this past year. Have fun with your January reads, look forwrad to hearing what you thought of them.

  3. Peter says:

    Would you like Helene Tursten were she not an ex-dentist?

    Happy New Year!

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