Aug 6, 2010

New Books: Not All Mysteries :)

Five new books this week, to add to the toppling TBR pile:

Here are two ARC that just arrived:

Every Bitter Thing: A Chief Inspector Mario Silva Investigation Set in BrazilEvery Bitter Thing: A Chief Inspector Mario Silva Investigation Set in Brazil by Leighton Gage, a mystery set in Brazil, to be released December 2010. Series of deaths of former passengers on TAB Flight 8101 from Miami to Sao Paulo, Brazil, has Inspector Mario Silva busy, especially since the latest is the son of Venezuela's foreign minister, found dead in his apartment in Brasilia. I like the setting; Brazil has such a vital environment and rich history.

The Insane Train (A Hook Runyon Mystery)The Insane Train (A Hook Runyon Mystery) by Sheldon Russell, to be released November, 2010. A mystery set in the 1940's, featuring railroad detective Hook Runyon. Survivors of a fire in an insane asylum are being transported by train to Oklahoma; several of the inmates and an attendant on the train are found dead. Hook Runyon investigates the suspicious circumstances and uncovers a long-held secret of revenge.

Add a mystery from last year,

Too Rich and Too Thin, Not an an AutobiographyToo Rich and Too Thin, Not an an Autobiographyby Barbara DeShong, a Jessica LeFave Mystery, 2009. Psychologist Jessica LeFave is inclined to link the death of  soft-porn novelist Bernice to the death of her husband David several months previously. Bernice was one of David's psychiatry patients and may have had secrets to hide.

These two I got from the library, after reading blogs that reviewed or introduced them:

I Curse the River of Time: A Novel (The Lannan Translation Series)I Curse the River of Time: A Novel (The Lannan Translation Series) by Per Petterson, translated from the Norwegian by Charlotte Barslund and Per Petterson, 2008. A work of fiction set in Norway, 1989, the novel is about Arvid Jansen, 37, trying to understand the choices he made in his youth and to remedy the estrangement between himself and his now ill mother.

The Man from BeijingThe Man from Beijing, a novel by Henning Mankel, translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson, 2010. A thriller involving Sweden, Beijing, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique. I'm looking forward to this one too, as it seems to involve politics, history, as well as a mystery.

What books are you reading these days?


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