We all know March isn’t really spring but in the north of England we were surprised and dismayed by the poor weather this month. We got early crocus flowers, then drifting snow and we’re heading into April with cold temperatures.
I’ve been luckier with my reading, however. Lots of books by old favourites were published this month including offerings from Fred Vargas, Jonathan Kellerman and Shona (now S G) MacLean. I don’t think there was a dud amongst them but my hands-down favourite was by Leif G W Persson. Linda, As in the Linda Murder was unusual and funny and must have been a guilty joy to translate from its original Swedish.
The eight books I read for crimepieces were:
1. Linda, As in the Linda Murder by Leif G W Persson
2. The Ghost Riders of Ordebec by Fred Vargas
3. The Locked Room by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö
4. Guilt by Jonathan Kellerman
5. The Healer by Antti Tuomainen
6. The Devil’s Recruit by S G MacLean
7. The Andalucian Friend by Alexander Soderberg
8. Dandy Gilver and a Bothersome Number of Corpses by Catriona McPherson
I also reviewed Johan Theorin’s Asylum for Eurocrime. Do head over there and have a look what I thought of it.
Kerrie at Mysteries in Paradise is putting together a list of reviewers’ favourite books for March.