Book Review: Dead Sweet, Katrín Júlíusdóttir

Book Review: Dead Sweet, Katrín Júlíusdóttir, translated by Quentin Bates Book Review: Dead Sweet, Katrín Júlíusdóttir, translated by Quentin Bates   Óttar Karlsson is dead. A well respected public servant who made his name as an anti-corruption crusader, his body is found after missing his own surprise birthday party given by his girlfriend, his mother, […]

Blog Tour: The Beaver Theory, Antti Tuomainen

Book Review: The Beaver Theory, The Rabbit Factor Series, Antti Tuomainen, translated by David Hackston Mystery/Thriller: The Beaver Theory, The Rabbit Factor Series, Antti Tuomainen, translated by David Hackston Blog Tour, October 11, 2023   Henri Koskinen finds himself in a very unfamiliar state of mind. He is happy. His relationship with Laura Helanto has progressed to […]

Book Review: Stigma, Jørn Lier Horst and Thomas Enger

Book Review: Stigma, Blix and Ramm Book 4, Jørn Lier Horst and Thomas Enger, translated by Megan Turney Mystery: Stigma, Blix and Ramm Book 4, Jørn Lier Horst and Thomas Enger, translated by Megan Turney   Alexander Blix is facing years in prison. A disgraced former detective, he was convicted of killing the man who murdered his daughter. The […]

Blog Tour: Mirror Image, Gunnar Staalesen

Book Review: Mirror Image, A Varg Veum Novel, Gunnar Staalesen, translated by Don Bartlett Mystery/Thriller: Mirror Image, A Varg Veum Novel, Gunnar Staalesen, translated by Don Bartlett Blog Tour August 9, 2023   Norwegian private investigator Varg Veum is approached by a woman whose sister and brother-in-law are missing. She is reluctant to contact the […]

Blog Tour: You Can’t See Me,  Eva Björg Ægisdóttir

Book Review: You Can’t See Me,  Forbidden Iceland Book 4, Eva Björg Ægisdóttir, translated by Victoria Cribb     Mystery: You Can’t See Me,  Forbidden Iceland Book 4, Eva Björg Ægisdóttir, translated by Victoria CribbBlog Tour, July 5, 2023   You Can’t See Me might be the most aptly titled book released this year. Eva Björg Ægisdóttir, […]

Blog Tour: The Hand that Feeds You, Mercedes Rosende

Book Review: The Hand that Feeds You, Mercedes Rosende, translated by Tim Gutteridge Mystery: The Hand that Feeds You, Mercedes Rosende, translated by Tim Gutteridge Blog Tour March 1, 2023   Part of the delight of reading is the travel it allows. I really intended to either have a career that took me around the […]

Book Review: The Moose Paradox, Antti Tuomainen

Book Review: The Moose Paradox, Antti Tuomainen, translated by David Hackston Mystery: The Moose Paradox, Antti Tuomainen, translated by David Hackston Sequel to The Rabbit Factor Blog Tour October 14, 2022   The Moose Paradox, by Antti Tuomainen, is a droll adventure about the hero we all need: an insurance actuary who has inherited an […]

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 […]