October reading report and book of the month

At Euro Crime during October, three of my reviews appeared. One of them is of a non-fiction book, Andrea Camilleri: the Companion to the Mystery Fiction, by Lucia Rinaldi, which will fulfil anyone’s curiosity about the Montalbano oeuvre in book and screen form. The other two reviews are of novels: Too Close for Comfort by Niamh O’Connor and Babylon by Camilla Ceder, translated (from the Swedish) by Marlaine Delargy.

Other than that, I read a few other crime novels:

Gods and Beasts by Denise Mina
My First Murder by Leena Lehtolainen – review submitted to Euro Crime
The Cutting Season by Attica Locke
Autumn Killing by Mons Kallentoft – review submitted to Euro Crime, book courtesy of Sarah Ward
The Bat by Jo Nesbo

I read one non-crime novel, The Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling, a depressing and bleak account of modern social hypocrisy and the misery of families (some of them with the veneer of social respectability, some not).

Of the crime novels I read, two are Swedish, one Finnish, one Norwegian, one Irish, one Scottish and one from the USA.

My favourite of the crime novels in this collection is an easy one, Babylon by Camilla Ceder.

For other bloggers’ choices of books of the month for October, see Mysteries in Paradise.