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 finished it.  Lippman is so good at building a world and building characters, and I’ve found myself still thinking of the book in the last month.   I think I was initially disappointed with the book because I was disappointed with the characters who were responsible for the murders in the book.  I also really loved The Return by Hakan Nesser, but it’s not a surprising pick for me.  I tend to read lots of Swedish stuff.

Thanks to Kerrie at Mysteries in Paradise for hosting the Crime Fiction Pick of the Month Meme.

March Crime Fiction Pick of the Month

It was a bit of a tough call for me this month, but my favorite crime read of the month was Moonlight Downs by Adrian Hyland.  I also liked Nights of Awe, but I think I’m more interested in where the Inspector Kafka series goes than I was actually interested in the actual first book in the series.

Thanks to Kerrie for hosting this meme.

My February Crime Fiction Pick of the Month

Thanks to Kerrie for hosting the Crime Fiction Pick of the Month meme.  This month I will do two separate recaps:  one for crime fiction and one for everything else I read.  This month I reviewed five crime novels, and my favorite is Sun Storm by Asa Larsson. I never thought I’d call a tax lawyer kick-ass, but Rebecka Martinsson definitely is. I definitely prefer crime novels written by women with female protagonists and police procedurals over cozies.

Find below the complete list of crime novels I reviewed in February.

  1. Sun Storm by Asa Larsson
  2. Twice by Lisa Unger writing as Lisa Miscione
  3. A Cold Day in Paradise by Steve Hamilton
  4. Death of a Kingfisher by M.C. Beaton
  5. Bleed for Me by Michael Robotham
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