I liked the majority of the books I read in March, but I also read a few duds. It’s bound to happen when I try lots of new-to-me authors and try to meet my goals for the 2013 Global Reading Challenge. Here’s a quick summary of what I reviewed this month:
- Room No. 10 by Åke Edwardson– a very slow murder investigation
- The Neruda Case by Roberto Ampuero– PI Brule’s first case, which takes place in Chile, Cuba, Mexico, and East Germany
- Dark Tide by Elizabeth Haynes– not my favorite read
- The Name of a Bullfighter by Luis Sepúlveda–very quick noir story about recovering German coins
- Blind Goddess by Anne Holt– first in the Hanne Wilhelmsen series, good characterizations
My pick of the month is Blind Goddess by Anne Holt, and it’s because I’m interested in the characters.
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