Aug 3, 2019

Sunday Salon: Mystery Novels Set in France and India

I got through a French novel, a thriller, in record time. Hooray! My reading in that language is getting better, with the help of the built-in dictionary in my ereader.

Un juge sous surveillance: Rien n'est plus dangereux que la vérité dans un pays qui ment (French Edition) by [Galite (GRAND PRIX RTL-LIRE), John La]
Un Juge Sous Surveillance

Un Juge Sous Surveillance by John La Galite, December 6, 2014, in French, borrowed through Kindle Unlimited.  The book is also published under the titleJustice Pour Tous (Kindle and paperback editions)

Setting: France and Spain
An investigating judge tries to find the truth behind two murders in one family and unwillingly involves her daughter Ines in her investigation. Thrilling and suspenseful, especially a dangerous climb in the snowy Pyrenees to reach a dead man and the evidence he carries that could condemn some in high positions.  

Timely topics, and a daring main character in the judge, Marion Lambert, made this an enjoyable reading challenge. 

On a recent visit to the library, I netted more books that I had intended to borrow! This is one I'm currently reading. 

The Satapur Moonstone (Perveen Mistry, #2)
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The Satapur Moonstone by Sujata Massey, May 14, 2019, Soho Press
Setting: India, 1922, southeast of Bombay
Genre: mystery

India's only female lawyer, Perveen Mistry, is asked to help made a decision re the education of a young crown prince in the kingdom of Satapur. She finds she has walked into a trap. (publisher)
I'm enjoying it so far, especially since there is a hint of possible romance in the remote mountain area for the main character, Perveen.

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  1. I'm terribly impressed. You read an entire novel in French? Wow. The best I've managed to do is children's books, and those read with a dictionary in hand. I should try to read something before I go back to France, hopefully next February. I'm trying to practice my Rosetta Stone as much as I can. I love having projects, and learning French is certainly that.

    I'm hopeless when it comes to following a mystery, so I admire your ability to do that, too. I enjoy reading books in interesting settings so I would definitely look for mysteries set in France and India.

    I hope you have a lovely week.

  2. Congratulations on completing the thriller in French. My French wouldn’t get me very far at all :)

    Have a great reading week

  3. Wow, I don't think I'll ever manage to get through a book in another language but it is one of my goals! Well done.

  4. That is awesome reading a book in French. I don't know any other languages and have always felt I should at least learn one:)

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  5. How fun- I'd love to be able to read a book in a foreign language. And I love the art style of that second one- the cover art.

  6. Congrats on your accomplishment.

  7. If you decide to read in French on a Kindle with a built-in dictionary (I improved my French reading this way), try the novels of Michel Bussi, whose thrillers set in France and the island of Reunion have also been translated into English.

  8. That's awesome! I haven't used any of my Rench since high school.

  9. Looks like a good week of reading. I have a couple German language books on my TBR. My weekly updates

  10. Bon travail, Harvee! I've studied French but only read French books/stories as required during my days in French class.


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