New Reviews – Theorin and Tursten

Two Swedish authors get the nod at Eurocrime. Maxine Clarke (aka Petrona) has good things to say about HEchoes from the DeadeleneTursten’s The Glass Devil, saying it lives up to the high bar set by the previous two novels in the series.

Both she and Norman Price have had their socks blown off by first-time novelist Johan Theorin’s Echoes from the Dead, set on the Baltic island of Oland. She says “I can only advise that if you read one crime-fiction novel published this year, make it this one.”

Guess what’s just gone on my “must read” list? (Full disclosure: I’ve already read The Glass Devil.)

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9 thoughts on “New Reviews – Theorin and Tursten

  1. Thanks – I’m keeping an eye out for this book, for sure – once I finish the John McFetridge book you recommended.

    The nice thing about this community is that you’re never short of something to read next.

  2. So many books, so little time!

    I’m really excited about Jo Nesbo – a series set in Oslo, translated all out of order, naturally. These are atmospheric and quite dramatic police procedurals. Slightly less thrillerish, but terrific, are the Icelandic procedurals by Arnaldur Indridason. I also think Asa Larsson (of Sweden) is nifty, and if you like Ruth Rendell, you’d probably like Norwegian Karin Fossum. But there are so many!

    What do others recommend?

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