La femme en vert
Publish date: January 11th 2007
Pages no: 346
Edition language: French
, European Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, Scandinavian Literature
Series: Reykjavík Murder Mystery (#4)
When I was a teenager, I was a big fan of detective novels, to the effect that I was contemplating the possibility of joining the Police force. I was even conducting my own investigations. When I was around 14, I liked a boy from church who was older than me. I found out his name, where he lived, th...
The kind of compelling character-based crime novel I have to stay up all night to finish. Terse and restrained.
In this book everything is extremely awful all the time except very very rarely when it slightly isn't. A cold case mystery set in Reykjavik, it unfolds at a nice, brisk pace. The characterizations too sometimes seem almost blunt, laid out in this kind of stripped, businesslike manner. The prose is ...