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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Sandy Nawrot said...

Love your crime spree here lately! I'm still immersed in a post nuclear holocaust where everyone that survives is driven to live in the Russian Metro. Crazy book, truly crazy. I'm hoping I will make some headway on it this week. Listening to And the Mountains Echoed on audio.

Vasilly said...

All of your books look interesting! Today I'm reading What It Is by Lynda Barry. It's a graphic novel/memoir/creative writing book. It's fantastic and some of Barry's writing reads like poetry. Enjoy your week.

Andi said...

Good-lookin' books!

I finished up three books this past week, which is a ton for me. And now I'm on to a non-fic about French cheese called The Whole Fromage and the very lengthy Crimson Petal and the White.

bermudaonion said...

I'm intrigued by A Bad Day for Sorry.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Wow. Lots of crime fiction for you this week. Enjoy.