»It started in the States with Philip Marlowe – you know, they drink too much and are flawed in some way. If you have to follow this guy through half a dozen books it’s more interesting if he’s flawed. He has to keep your interest. I mean, Ruth Rendell’s Wexford who is happily married and all that, he gets very boring after a while.«
Author Ann Cleeves in conversation with her counterpart Anna Blundy about five books of nordic crime fiction. Including these novel and authors:
- Sidetracked by Henning Mankell
- The Minds Eye by Nesser Hakan
- The Water’s Edge by Karin Fossum
- Jar City by Arnaldur Indridason
- Echoes From the Dead by Johan Theorin
Read the interview at Five Books.
- Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barclay
- In the Darkness by Karin Fossum
- Death in Breslau by Marek Krajewski
- The Red Pole Of Macau by Ian Hamilton
Margaret Cannon with a fine selection of new crime fiction. What she has to say about new books by Linwood Barclay, Karin Fossum, Marek Krajewski and Ian Hamilton you can read at theglobeandmail.com.
»Events no one foresaw turn the The Caller’s
last pages into an unnerving study in unlooked-for crime and unexpected punishment. These stories will put you away, no questions asked.«
Kenneth Turan and his view on The Caller’s by Karin Fossum. Read more at latimes.com.