Friday, March 23, 2018

Friday's Forgotten Books, March 23, 2018

Silence of the Grave (from the archives 2006)



This is the kind of book I used to read all the time thirty years ago and now I remember why. Indridason is a master at plot, creating memorable characters, and evoking Iceland during World War II and today. His detective has a compelling personal life, is likeable and gets the job done. Indridason balances POVs masterfully-there's never a moment when you wish the writer would get back to solving the mystery.
I can't think of anything that didn't work in this book and this is from someone with adult onset ADD.



Yvette Banek, MOTHER FINDS A BODY, Gypsy Rose Lee
Brian Busby, Mary Astor, Margaret Millar and Celluloid Hell
CrossExaminingCrime, MURDER IN THE BASEMENT, Anthony Berkley; MR BOWLING BUYS A NEWSPAPER, Donald Henderson
Martin Edwards, THE PROGRESS OF A CRIME, Julian Symons
Curt Evans, MURDER FANTASTICAL, Patricia Moyes
Richard Horton, THE MOON MAID, R. Garcia y Robertson
George Kelley, THE NEW MAMMOTH BOOK OF PULP FICTION, Max Jakubowski
Margot Kinberg, BIRTHMARKS, Sarah Dunnant
Rob Kitchin, JADE DRAGON MOUNTAIN, Else Hart
B.V. Lawson, BLACK CAESAR'S PLAN, Albert Payson Terhune
Evan Lewis, TO TRY MEN'S SOULS, Newt Gingrich and William Forstchen
Steve Lewis, SHEPHERD'S CROOK. E.C.R. Lorac
Todd Mason,  MEMORIES AND VISIONS: WOMEN'S FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION edited by Susanna J. Sturgis 
J.F. Norris, GO LOVELY, ROSE, Jean Potts
Matt Paust, DOWN THE RIVER, UNTO THE SEA, Walter Mosley
James Reasoner, RIP RYDER'S WAY, Grant Taylor
Sandra Ruttan, PALE IMMORTAL and HUSH, Anne Frasier
Gerard Saylor, IMAGINE WANTING ONLY THIS,  Kristen Radtke
Kerrie Smith, FRIDAY ON MY MIND, Nicci French
TomCat, THE MOUNTAINS THAT DO NOT FORGET, Anne Van Doorn
TracyK, HITMAN, Lawrence Block

3 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Oh, I've always liked the Erlendur series, Patti. Nice to see his work here. And thanks for including my post.

Mathew Paust said...

Love the Erlendur series, but haven't read this one...yet.

J F Norris said...

Indridason is my favorite of the neo-noir Nordic writers. Compelling plots and a wounded protagonist who is nonetheless an attractive, affable and moral man. While this one impressed me a lot, my two favorites of the series are VOICES (such a heartbreaking story) and HYPOTHERMIA which is close to ingenious as far as I'm concerned.

My contribution for this week is finally up. I got very involved. Such a great book! Well deserving of its Edgar win.

Go, Lovely Rose by Jean Potts