Keith's review: coming soon!
This review courtesy of Carrie:
Why you should read this:
Scandinavians really know how to kill people. The Keeper of Lost Causes, by Jussi Adler-Olsen, creates the classic “cop in trouble” storyline with Carl Mørck as a brash but reliable detective, but incorporates fresh elements to draw the reader in and develop a thoroughly modern mystery. Detective Mørck is surprised to be made the director of the new cold case department, but it becomes obvious that this is more punishment than promotion, as he is the only member with his office stuck in the basement. His first case is that of a politician who boarded a ferry but never got off. Mørck uncovers the possibility that she might be alive five years later.
Readers will enjoy the dark humor, shifting storytelling, and twisting plot of this mystery.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Stieg Larsson), The Thirst (Jo Nesbø),
The Ice Princess (Camilla Läckberg) The Black Echo (Michael Connelly)
The Woman in Cabin 10 (Ruth Ware)
This review courtesy of Adan:
Check out this picaresque novel by Patrick deWitt about two gunslinging brothers hired to kill an eccentrically charming prospector during the California Gold Rush. The title characters (Charlie and Eli Sister) have an endearing camaraderie that does most of the novel’s heavy lifting. Whether the two are sharing philosophical musings or brutal one-liners there is a poetic quality to not only their banter, but their relationship. Patrick deWitt artfully crafts the role each brother is meant to play in each other's life, and that delicate construct often stands in stark contrast to the chaos that surrounds the brothers as they attempt to make good on the Commodore’s contract.
If I were to break this novel down to it’s most simplistic form I would describe it as a McCarthyesque work through the lens of director Carlos Cuarón (Y Tu Mama Tambien and Rudo Y Cursi).
Blood Meridian (Cormac McCarthy), The Devil All the Time (Donald Ray
Pollock), The Outlaw Album: Stories (Daniel Woodrell)