Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Favourite Euro Crime Reads of 2016 - Michelle

Here are Michelle's favourite British/European/translated reads of 2016:
Michelle Peckham's favourite reads of 2016

A Deadly Thaw by Sarah Ward
A great second outing, with DC Connie Childs making an interesting detective.

The Crow Girl by Eric Axl Sund tr. Neil Smith
An intriguing and complex plot. Detective Superintendent Jeanette Kihlberg is a strong female lead.

The Maria Kallio Series, books 1-4, by Leena Lehtolainen tr. Owen Witesman
A new author to me, I’ve been reading the first four books in the series. The lead investigator, Maria always seems to be investigating murders that involve her friends, and she makes for another strong female character.

The Treatment
(Jack Caffery #2) by Mo Hayder
Having read most of the Caffery series, somehow I’d missed this one, which nicely filled in some background to the later books. Well written and plotted.

The Hanging Girl (Department Q6) Jussi Adler-Olsen tr. William Frost
I could read these books over and over. The strange cast of detectives in the basement, following up on old cases is fascinating. The book is well plotted, and completely absorbing.

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