An event in autumn by Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson. Fans of Mankell's Swedish detective, Kurt Wallander, will enjoy this story set just before Wallander's final case.
The teacher wars: a history of America's most embattled profession by Dana Goldstein. Everyone has an opinion about America's public schools and the responsibility of its' teachers. Would you be surprised to learn teachers have been similarly embattled for nearly two centuries?
A share in death by Deborah Crombie. This is the first in Crombie's long running Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James series. It's been on my To Read list for awhile and I thought it's time had come. Nominated for an Agatha Award.
Beautiful ruins: a novel by Jess Walter
The Golden Calf by Helene Tursten ; Translation by Laura A. Wideburg
Good as gone by Douglas Corleone
Her brother's keeper: a Joan Spencer mystery by Sara Hoskinson Frommer
The Ides of April by Lindsey Davis
Illegally iced by Jessica Beck
Anonymous sources by Mary Louise Kelly
The abomination: a novel by Jonathan Holt
The Andalucian friend: a novel by Alexander Söderberg
Aunty Lee's delights by Ovidia Yu
A blind goddess by James R. Benn
Have you ever read a book, loved it, and can't understand why no one else has read this wonderful author? Here are some of my unknowns, or little knowns, you really should try: Deborah Grabien's JP Kincaid Chronicles, Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza's Brazilian Inspector Espinoza, Margaret Frazer's Joliffe series is a spin-off of the Sister Frevisse stories, and fans of Stieg Larsson's books should try Ake Edwardson's Inspector Erik Winter.
Rock & roll never forgets by Deborah Grabien
The silence of the rain by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza
The girl with the dragon tattoo by Stieg Larsson ; translated from the Swedish by Reg Keeland — Join us Monday, November 21 at 7:00 PM in the Purple Room a discussion. This, the first book in a trilogy, begins with a decades-old cold case of missing teen heiress and the unlikely coupling of a disgraced journalist and a misunderstood and maligned superhacker.
The Guards by Ken Bruen
Faceless Killers: a mystery by Henning Mankell; translated from the Swedish by Steven T. Murray
Don't Look Back: an Inspector Sejer Mystery by Karin Fossum; translated from the Norwegian by Felicity David
The redbreast by Jo Nesbø; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett
Last rituals: an Icelandic novel of secret symbols, medieval witchcraft, and modern murder by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir; translated from the Icelandic by Bernard Scudder