Category Archives: Asa Larsson

Women in Translation 2017

I learned via Mrs Peabody’s excellent blog that August is being celebrated as Women in Translation month. This is in an attempt to address the fact that only about a quarter of the world’s literature that is translated into English … Continue reading

Posted in Asa Larsson, Camilla Lackberg, Claudia Pineiro, Fred Vargas, Karin Alvtegen, Karin Fossum, Kati Hiekkapelto, list, Liza Marklund, Teresa Solana, Yrsa Sigurdardottir | Tagged | 2 Comments

Review: THE SECOND DEADLY SIN by Åsa Larsson

When I realised I’d have to return to my hectic job after a relaxing three-week holiday and endure a whole week of 40°C+ temperatures I knew my choice of reading would likely be the key to my mental survival. I’d … Continue reading

Posted in Asa Larsson, book review, Sweden | 7 Comments

Books of the Month – September 2011

After a bit of a slump during August I seemed to find my reading mojo again in September, getting through a reasonable number of books and, more importantly, finding many of them to be outstanding. In the end I gave … Continue reading

Posted in Arne Dahl, Asa Larsson, books of the month, Catherine O'Flynn, Christopher Currie (Aus), Garry Disher (Aus), Gianrico Carofiglio, Gordon W. Dale, Helen Fitzgerald (Aus), Helene Tursten, list, Rosamund Lupton, Stef Penney, Unity Dow | 9 Comments

Review: Until Thy Wrath Be Past by Asa Larsson

When seventeen year old Wilma Persson and her boyfriend Simon go diving in northern Sweden’s Lake Vittangijärvi they’re simply after a bit of adventure. Looking for the wreckage of a German plane rumoured to have crashed into the lake during … Continue reading

Posted in Asa Larsson, book review, Nordic Challenge 2011, Sweden | 18 Comments

Celebrating the women of crime fiction

March 8 is International Women’s Day and 2011 marks the 100th annual celebration of “a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future”. Interestingly only 4 countries (Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland) celebrated … Continue reading

Posted in Agatha Christie, Asa Larsson, Denise Mina, Leah Giarratano (Aus), musings, Sara Paretsky | 14 Comments

How do you say congratulations in Swedish?

By now everyone who cares is undoubtedly well aware that while I was sleeping on Friday night Johan Theorin’s The Darkest Room was awarded the 2010 UK Crime Writer’s Association’s International Dagger Award for crime fiction translated into English. My heartfelt congratulations … Continue reading

Posted in Andrea Camilleri, Arnaldur Indriðason, Asa Larsson, Christian Jungersen, Claudia Pineiro, Deon Meyer, Hakan Nesser, Johan Theorin, Leif Davidsen, list, Luis Miguel Rocha, Mehmet Murat Somer, Michele Giuttari, Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Teresa Solana, Tonino Benacqusita | 6 Comments

Revew: The Black Path by Asa Larsson

One night the body of a woman is discovered in an ice fishing hut near Kiruna in northern Sweden. Inspector Anna-Maria Mella and her colleague Sven-Erik Stalnacke soon discover the body is that of Inna Wattrang, a senior executive with … Continue reading

Posted in Asa Larsson, book review, Sweden | 7 Comments

Sunday Salon: What to read first (a revised Dartmoor Dozen)

Last week I wrote about being unable to meet Uriah Robinson’s challenge of putting together a list of books in these categories as a reading list for someone new to this genre. I was told by more than one person … Continue reading

Posted in Arthur Conan Doyle, Asa Larsson, Dashiell Hammett, Edgar Allan Poe, Elizabeth Peters, Fred Vargas, Helen Fitzgerald (Aus), Ian Sansom, Kathryn Fox (Aus), list, memes and challenges, Michael Crichton, Ngaio Marsh, Peter Temple (Aus) | 8 Comments

2008 a year in reading

Before I list my best books of the year a few statistics that sum up my reading year: I started 94 books this year and finished 82 of those. That’s a few more DNFs than I usually have but I did … Continue reading

Posted in Asa Larsson, books of the year, C J Box, Deon Meyer, Felicity Young (Aus), Kerry Greenwood (Aus), Leah Giarratano (Aus), list, Matt Beynon Rees, Nigel McCrery, Peter Temple (Aus), Stieg Larsson | 9 Comments