Each week we spotlight the books we are reading, planning on reading or just finished reading.
I've put aside the books I was reading last week and picked up a couple of mystery/crime books to read this week. A quite peculiar national trait in Norway is solving crimes during Easter. Publishers churn out series of books known as "Easter-Thrillers" or Påskekrimmen. Even the milk cartons change to have murder stories on their sides ;)
This is the first adult novel Lene Kaaberbøl has written alone, and I am looking forward to it as I really liked here young adult fantasy series The Shamer Chronicles. She has also written a series of mystery/crime books together with Agnete Friis which I have to check out someday.
"A priest watches over the body of a young woman, without noticing that tiny mites crawl out of her nostrils. The year is 1894, the place a large provincial town in France, and Albert Karno, better known as carrion doctor, to determine the cause of death. But the woman's family refuses to autopsy the body.
Aided by his 20-year-old daughter Madeleine, and his close friend and collaborator Clerk, Albert Karno trying to understand death to help the living. Together the three follow a deadly tracks through a disturbing and dramatic history, future scientific advances set up against forces that are as old as man - or even older. For where is the human ends and the animal begins?"
expectations for The Sweetnes at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce #1) by Alan Bradley, that I hope I won't be dissapointed...
" Flavia de Luce 11 is an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison. In the summer of 1950, a series of inexplicable events strikes her home, Buckshaw, a decaying English mansion. A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath. For Flavia, both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw.
I wish I could say I was afraid, but I wasn't. Quite the contrary. This was by far the most interesting thing that had ever happened to me in my entire life.To Flavia the investigation is the stuff of science: full of possibilities, contradictions, and connections. Soon her father, a man raising his three daughters alone, is jailed for murder. He tells Flavia an astounding story of a schoolboy friendship turned ugly, a stolen priceless object, and a Latin teacher who flung himself to his death from the school tower thirty years before. Flavia ties tie two distant deaths together, examines new suspects, and follows the search to the King of England himself."