Although I haven’t been around in real-time much during March, three of my reviews were published at Euro Crime this month:
Yours Until Death by Gunnar Staalesen , a Norwegian novel first published about 30 years ago, but well worth reading now both for its traditional, Marlowe-style PI and for its social-political observations.
Meet Me in Malmo by Torquil MacLeod, a debut novel from a British author who has spent much time in Malmo, Sweden, which shows to advantage. There’s a strong female police detective within the pages, who is apparently set to return in future books.
A Question of Belief by Donna Leon, a typical outing for Comissario Brunetti of the Venice police. This one features various kinds of fraud – legal, superstitious, financial and others.
Reviews submitted but not yet published include Blood Sisters by Alessandro Perissinotto, The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler, Drawing Conclusions by Donna Leon and The Terrorists by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo. I believe that the first two of these are eligible for the 2011 CWA International Dagger (unlike the books reviewed in March, which although mainland European in setting are either too old or not translated, so do not qualify).