Monday, June 10, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

This past week I read A Bad Day for Sorry, by Sophie Littlefield, a crime novel set in the American South. I know it's not "international" per se but it's still a crime novel, so it fits with the month's theme. It's the first in a series that I will be revisiting at some point.

I'm finishing up I Will Have Vengeance, by Maurizio de Giovanni. I'm actually about to find out who the real killer is, after Commissario Ricciardi arrested a red herring. A whodunit set during Mussolini's rule, this book has been a great read. I have two more de Giovanni books in the pile and definitely want to continue in this world.

I started Equal Danger, by Leonardo Sciascia as well. This book is set in an unnamed place and concerns the murder of judges in a very corrupt society. The story gets more and more complicated as it goes along. I only just started it but I'm really enjoying it. Sciascia was a Sicilian crime writer who was mentioned a lot in the International Crime Fiction primer I read last month. When I saw one of his books at the bookstore, I knew I had to read him!

What are you reading today?

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