Tuesday was my mystery book group night and we discussed Arctic Chill by Arnaldur Indridasson. This didn’t turn out to be a group favorite but we had a good discussion and overall I did like it.
I’ve read quite a lot of Scandinavian crime fiction and it seems that most are quite dark. Don’t get me wrong, this wasn’t a cozy mystery but the murder was not some horrific, over-the-top grizzly scene. It actually was just more sad than I guess the whole feel of the book was more melancholy. Anyway, I’ll try to do a quick summary of the book and tell you more about it soon.
We also chose books for the upcoming months and next up is The Strange Fate of Kitty Easton by Elizabeth Speller. I’m really looking forward to this book as I read the first book a couple of years ago and totally enjoyed it.
The next couple of books are Chourmo by Jean-Claude Izzo the second book in his Marseille trilogy. We read the first one, Total Chaos last year and it ended up being one of my favorites of the year so the expectations for this book are high.
So not only do I have exciting book group reads coming up but also one of my book group friends loaned me the latest Elly Griffiths’, The Outcast Dead, which I promptly started last night and I recently bought Natural Causes by James Oswald which is the first in a series introducing Detective Inspector McLean.
Oh I just love a good mystery, don’t you?