Sunday, April 18, 2010

New Reviews: Camilleri, Krajewski, Mankell, Nesbo & Sjowall & Wahloo

This month's competition:

Win a copy of Daisychain by G J Moffat (UK only)

This week's reviews are all of translated crime fiction:
Maxine Clarke reviews the US edition of Andrea Camilleri's The Wings of the Sphinx, tr. Stephen Sartarelli (the UK edition is out in June);

Laura Root reviews the paperback edition of Marek Krajewski's The End of the World in Breslau, tr. Danusia Stok;

Double Henning Mankell reviews this week, as reviewers Terry Halligan and Michelle Peckham contrast the books of Faceless Killers and The Fifth Woman, both translated by Steven T Murray, with their BBC TV counterparts;

Maxine also reviews Jo Nesbo's The Snowman, tr. Don Bartlett which she says is the best yet

and Terry Halligan enjoyed The Locked Room by Sjowall and Wahloo.
Previous reviews can be found in the review archive and forthcoming titles can be found by author or date, here.


Uriah Robinson said...

I am really looking forward to reading The Snowman now!

Maxine said...

Thanks, Norman! It is really good. A great set of reviews, Karen. The newspapers are put to shame! (The Times "review" section has been quite pathetic for the past few weeks. Your reviews are much better.)

kathy d. said...

I have to read, "The Redbreast," first, I'm told, when starting to read Jo Nesbo.

Is there a review posted by Maxine of "The Man from Beijing"? I read it and liked it a lot--give it five stars out of five.

I think I read on a blog--maybe Scandinavian Crime Fiction--that Maxine liked it and I'd like to read a review as I'm very interested in seeing what others thought of this book, how they evaluate it.

It's very thought-provoking, challenging, as well as a good story--and strong women characters, always a good thing.

Karen (Euro Crime) said...

Hi Kathy,

yes do start with The Redbreast if you can. This is #3 in the series but the first one currently available in English and is the first one of a loose trilogy within the series followed by Nemesis and The Devil's Star. #1 The Bat Man is due out in English in 2012. (Jo Nesbo bibliography.)

Yes Maxine's review is here.

Karen (Euro Crime) said...

That would be Dunno why it didn't work before.