My monthly round-up is slightly late for November; I only managed to review four books although I read a lot more. Much of my blogging time was taken up with reporting back from Iceland Noir which, although wonderful, meant that my reviews suffered. I promise more for December.
The books that I did read were all good but the stand-out winner was from Hakan Nesser, who is simply one of my favourite writers. The Strangler’s Honeymoon was a classic Van Veeteren mystery where a deceptively simple plot allowed the writer to explore the complexities of human relationships.
The four books I read for crimepieces were:
1. Countdown City by Ben H Winters
2. The Strangler’s Honeymoon by Hakan Nesser
3. Prayer by Philip Kerr
4. Summertime All the Cats are Bored by Philippe Georget
To check out the recommendations of other crime fiction bloggers, head over to Mysteries in Paradise who has collated the picks of other reviewers.