The Return by Håkan Nesser

The Return by Håkan Nesser, translated by Laurie Thompson Pantheon Books, 2007 Originally published as Återkomsten in 1995 Source: library e-book I am a huge Håkan Nesser fan, and I know I’m just catching up with the rest of the world since his books weren’t translated into English until 2006– and U.S. publication dates lag behind … Continue reading “The Return by Håkan Nesser”

Borkmann’s Point by Håkan Nesser

Borkmann’s Point by Håkan Nesser, translated by Laurie Thompson Vintage, 2006 Originally published as Borkmanns punkt, 2004 in Swedish Finalist 2006 International Dagger Inspector Van Veeteren series book 2 Source: library It’s been a few months since I read the first Van Veeteren book, Mind’s Eye, but I can say that this book feels very … Continue reading “Borkmann’s Point by Håkan Nesser”

Mind’s Eye by Håkan Nesser

Mind’s Eye by Håkan Nesser, translated by Laurie Thompson Pantheon Books 1993 Swedish Crime Writer’s Academy Prize for new authors Originally published as Det grovmaskiga nätet Source: library   Mind’s Eye introduces Chief Inspector Van Veeteren, a detective in the fictional city of Maarsdam in an unnamed European country.  He’s an older detective dreaming of retirement, … Continue reading “Mind’s Eye by Håkan Nesser”

What I Read Over the Summer

I’m writing this post in list-form because I want to get into the habit of blogging again after letting it slide for quite awhile. I’ve been a bit unenthusiastic about what I’ve been reading lately, and, in fact, the last week I’ve been more hooked by the show Friday Night Lights than what I’m reading, … Continue reading “What I Read Over the Summer”

Crime Fiction Pick of the Month- January 2013

I read four crime novels in January: The Power of Three by Laura Lippman Ratlines by Stuart Neville The Return by Hakan Nesser Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman My favorite read of the month is, surprisingly, The Power of Three by Laura Lippman, a book I wasn’t madly in love with when I first … Continue reading “Crime Fiction Pick of the Month- January 2013”

2013 Translation Challenge Wrap-Up

Ellie at Curiosity Killed the Bookworm hosted the 2013 Translation Challenge, and I joined in order to refocus my reading from US crime fiction to more international novels. Seeing as, overall for the year, I read barely any American crime novels, I was able to meet the goal of 12 translations pretty easily. Nevertheless, I’m glad … Continue reading “2013 Translation Challenge Wrap-Up”