Last month I read three great books. That’s about my average these days.
Police (2013)by Jo Nesbo – solid entry in the Inspector Harry Hole series. I’ve read everything by this writer except for two books: Headhunters a standalone novel and a DNF because I hated the protagonist and The Bat which is the first in the Harry Hole series which remains unread.
Miami Blues (1984) by Charles Willeford – This is a great crime novel set in Miami during the 1980′s. Great dialogue, great writing with believable characters and a credible storyline. I wanted to read the entire series back to back but refrained. Best to spread them out. Willeford is one of the best discoveries this year.
The Maid’s Version (2013) by Daniel Woodrell – wonderful, fictional story that centered on a true event – the dance hall explosion in 1929 that killed over 40 people in a small town in the Ozarks. Rumors abound behind who did it and why. The story is short but can pack some emotional punches. I love this writer and will read anything he pens to paper.
Coming up: I just finished my first book by the late Dick Francis. I am writing up my thoughts on it now. There are books by writers I’ve never read that will be getting my attention this month. Trend shall continue to be older, hardboiled detective novels and noir. That seems to be my passion these days. I may throw in a Scandinavian novel or two. Who knows. I am anxious to read the very last Derek Raymond novel in the Factory series, Dead Man Upright along with some newly published novels like Bad Blood by Arne Dahl. Need to get back to Ken Bruen’s Brant series. Nothing is concrete though. I read in moods and that’s all I’ll say about my reading plans. Thanks for reading.