Book Review: There Are No Happy Loves, Sergio Olguín

Book Review: There Are No Happy Loves, Sergio Olguín, translated by Miranda France   Mystery: There Are No Happy Loves, Sergio Olguín, translated by Miranda France Blog Tour August 31, 2022   Part investigation novel, part reflection on the current state of Argentina, There Are No Happy Loves is darkly hopeful and wildly unpredictable. Verónica […]

Book Review: The Bleeding, Johana Gustawsson

Book Review: The Bleeding, Johana Gustawsson, translated by David Warriner   Mystery/Horror: The Bleeding, Johana Gustawsson, translated by David Warriner Blog Tour September 23, 2022   I was a teenager when Mount St. Helens erupted. For months prior, scientists had warned that the volcano was returning to life. A swelling bulge showed where lava was […]

Book Review: Betty Boo, Claudia Piñeiro

Book Review: Betty Boo, Claudia Piñeiro, translated by Miranda France   Book Review: Betty Boo, Claudia Piñeiro, translated by Miranda France Blog Tour October 12, 2022   Having now read two books by Argentinian writers I can hardly call myself an expert in South American literature. Limited as I am by monolingualism, I have no […]

Blog Tour: Red As Blood, Lilja Sigurðardóttir

Book Review: Red As Blood, An Áróra Investigation Book 2, Lilja Sigurðardóttir, translated by Quentin Bates Mystery: Red As Blood, An Áróra Investigation Book 2, Lilja Sigurðardóttir, translated by Quentin Bates Blog Tour October 7, 2022   The odds of my learning Icelandic are marginally better than the odds of my going to Mars. If by some […]

Blog Tour: Kalmann, Joachim B. Schmidt

Book Review: Kalmann, Joachim B. Schmidt, translated by Jamie Lee Searle   Mystery: Kalmann, Joachim B. Schmidt, translated by Jamie Lee Searle Blog Tour May 25, 2022   Kalmann is an ambitious and challenging book. It is a vivid first-person narrative that takes very unexpected directions.   Kalmann is a young man in his early […]

Blog Tour: Cold as Hell, Lilja Sigurðardóttir

Book Review: Cold as Hell, An Áróra Investigation Book 1, Lilja Sigurðardóttir, translated by Quentin Bates   Mystery: Cold as Hell, An Áróra Investigation Book 1, Lilja Sigurðardóttir, translated by Quentin Bates Blog Tour October 11, 2021   Áróra was born in Iceland, daughter of an Icelandic father and an English mother. Raised in both countries, she […]

Blog Tour: Betrayal, Lilja Sigurðardóttir

Book Review: Betrayal, Lilja Sigurðardóttir, translated by Quentin Bates Mystery: Betrayal, Lilja Sigurðardóttir, translated by Quentin Bates Blog Tour October 10, 2020   We previously reviewed Cage by Lilja Sigurðardóttir on this blog and fell in love with her extraordinary storytelling style. The two other books in that trilogy have been on our TBR pile […]