During February I have enjoyed embarking (or re-embarking) on Anthony Trollope’s Palliser novels. I am not reviewing these in detail, as that would be de trop, but have made a list of them, and will add a short summary of each novel as I complete it. So far, I’ve read the first two in the series, Can You Forgive Her? and Phineas Finn; currently I am reading the third, The Eustace Diamonds. Here is the list of Trollope’s Palliser novels, in order (there are six altogether, but so far each is more than 700 pages long).
On the lighter front, some of my book reviews have been published at Euro Crime. Specifically:
The Calling of the Grave, by Simon Beckett , in which “Forensic anthropologist David Hunter continues his geographical wanderings after his experiences in Norfolk, a remote Scottish island and at Tennessee’s “murder farm” in three earlier books.” (read on here.)
Frozen Moment by Camilla Ceder, tr. (from Swedish) by Marlaine Delargy “a substantial, rounded novel and a welcome newcomer to Scandinavian crime fiction.” (read on here.)
Shadow Sister by Simone van der Vlugt, tr. (from Dutch) by Michele Hutchinson, “a creepy little tale that I can highly recommend”. (read on here.)
At Petrona, I reviewed two books in the engaging Joe Pickett series, by C. J. Box: Trophy Hunt (#4) and Out of Range(#5). In addition, I reviewed Jo Nesbo’s latest Harry Hole novel, The Leopard, in a translation (from Norwegian) by Don Bartlett.