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The Draining Lake (Inspector Erlendur #6)
liked it
I liked this story the most of the 3 Indridason mysteries that I have read.
Jun 2010
Oct 25, 2010
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
really liked it
I love to read stories set in other countries. Thank goodness for translators. The story includes a financial reporter who is investigating collapsing ...more
Oct 2008
Nov 16, 2008
Jar City (Inspector Erlendur, #3)
it was ok
Very bizarre story. Also a movie.
Jan 2008
Oct 25, 2010
Arctic Chill (Inspector Erlendur #7)
it was ok
This is my third Arnaldue Indridson book. The main character, Erlender, is a lot like Wallender in the Mankell books. On top of his glum character we ...more
Oct 12, 2010
Oct 25, 2010
The Girl Who Played with Fire
really liked it
I think this is my favorite of the trilogy.
Mar 2010
Jun 19, 2010
My Soul to Take (Þóra Guðmundsdóttir, #2)
it was ok
I had to put this novel down. (I did go to the end to see who did the deed.) I got tired of the protagonist's meandering search for the killer.

Oct 19, 2010
Oct 19, 2010
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
really liked it
Well Lisbeth is going to be all right. And her major enemies have been undone. I hope it's true that Larsson had more books saved on his computer and ...more
Jun 10, 2010
Jun 19, 2010
To Siberia
liked it
Once again,is there something in the genetic code of Scandinavians that makes them so aloof and judgmental? The two siblings in this story never get a ...more
Jan 2009
Jun 19, 2010
Mind's Eye (Inspector Van Veeteren #1)
it was ok
I'm pulled into these Scandinavian mystery writers because I believe they will expose me to my Scandinavian roots. Van Veeteren is another loner but t ...more
Feb 18, 2010
Feb 21, 2010
Black Seconds (Inspector Konrad Sejer, #6)
liked it
I like to read Scandinavian authors to gain insight into my Norwegian heritage. I've also read Fossum's The Indian Bride. But all these tales are so d ...more
Jan 10, 2009
Jan 12, 2009
Out Stealing Horses
it was amazing
My father was Norwegian, coming to the U.S. in his early twenties. There is a reserve amongst my Norwegian relatives that was always painful for me. T ...more
Mar 2009
Jun 19, 2010
Kennedy's Brain
it was ok
I want to like Mankell. He's Swedish, he has great characters. I'm very fond of Wallender and wish PBS would make a mystery series with that series. B ...more
not set
Jan 04, 2009