August was a bit of a slow blogging month for me because of going on vacation, preparing to move, and just finishing Donna Tartt’s The Secret History. Here’s a summary of the books I reviewed for the blog:
1. Bad Blood by Arne Dahl- The second installment in the Intercrime series did not live up to Misterioso for me. Some serial killer stories don’t work for me.
2. The Land of Dreams by Vidar Sundstøl,- A moody book about the murder of a Norwegian on vacation on the North Shore of Lake Superior and the history of the area. It’s the first book in Sundstøl’s Minnesota Trilogy.
3. The Maid’s Version by Daniel Woodrell- This is a beautifully written story about a fire caused by an explosion at a dance hall in a small town in Missouri during the Great Depression.
My favorite book by far is The Maid’s Version by Daniel Woodrell.
Please check out Kerrie’s collection of Crime Fiction Picks of the Month at Mysteries in Paradise.