September was another busy month with a raft of crime fiction events to attend, most with a strong Scandinavian theme. I’m now concentrating on reading for the Petrona Award for Scandinavian Crime Fiction as submissions are coming in thick and fast. My highlights to date will be subject of a post soon as there have been some excellent books. I’m slightly behind on my posts as I read more books than I managed to review in September. For consistency’s sake I’m only considering the four books I reviewed for my ‘best of’ title. That goes to Hakan Nesser’s The Weeping Girl. Despite the absence of Van Veeteren, it was a high quality thriller and it’s sad to think we’ve nearly reached the end of the series.
The four books I read for Crimepieces were
1. The Sentinel by Mark Oldfield
2. The Weeping Girl by Hakan Nesser
3. Bad Blood by Arne Dahl
4. The Black Life by Paul Johnston
For a summary of other crime fiction reviewers’ picks of the month, head over to Mysteries in Paradise. As usual, it makes interesting reading.