Last week I finished I Will Have Vengeance, DNF'd another crime novel then started another. Phew!
I started The Coroner's Lunch, by Colin Cotterill, the first in his Dr. Siri series set in Laos. Can I just tell you, I love this book. I'm in where-have-you-been-all-my-life love with this book. It's got the gory and the suspense, but it's also got the funny, the human, the awesome. It's got the best detective character I've come across, the elderly Dr. Siri Paiboun, a take-no-prisoners old timer who just doesn't care what anybody thinks. The writing sparkles, the suspense keeps you reading, and it's set in a part of the world I've never read about before. What's not to like?
I'm still reading Equal Danger, by Leonardo Sciascia, too, and enjoying it. It's different but also really good!
Have you read Cotterill? I'm going to start hand selling him the next time I'm at work. I'm going to hand sell him to everybody!