I finally managed to get my reading mojo back in October, helped in part by a five day trip to Finland which gave me plenty of opportunity to catch up on all those books I’d been meaning to try. This, and my forthcoming trip to Iceland Noir, accounts for the overwhelming Scandinavian bias of my reading. My book of the month is in fact by an American author, Elizabeth Hand. Available Dark, however, is set in Finland and Iceland and provides a creepy and disturbing tale which, if you read the comments on the review, has split opinion amongst readers.
I already have a few books under my belt to review in November and I promise a wider geographical spread this month.
The six books I read for crimepieces were:
Available Dark by Elizabeth Hand
Closed for Winter by Jorn Lier Horst
Blue Blood by Sara Blaedel
The Long Shadow by Liza Marklund
Death of the Demon by Anne Holt
Police by Jo Nesbo
As usual, the pick of the month for crime fiction reading is being collated by Kerrie over at Mysteries in Paradise. The photo above was taken at the launch of Iceland Noir at the Icelandic Embassy in London. Also present were wonderful bloggers Ayo Onatade from Shots and Steph from Crime Thriller Girl. Do check out their blogs if you get a chance.