Thursday, August 23, 2012

I've been reading.....crime fiction

A quick mention for two crime suspense novels I had on hand for commercial breaks while watching the Olympics.

Collecting Cooper by Paul Cleave

Cooper Riley, a psychology professor, doesn't make it to work one day. Emma Green, one of his students, doesn't make it home. When ex-cop Theodore Tate is released from a four-month prison term, he's begged by Emma's father to help find his daughter. What neither of them knows is that a former mental patient is holding people prisoner as part of his growing serial killer souvenirs.

A New Zealand crime fiction author, Paul Cleave writes darkly disturbing thrillers with macabre twists and gruesome events that make for compelling reading........if you like that sort of thing. I do and this is one of the best I've read for a while. Recommended!

The Black Path by Asa Larsson

The frozen body of a woman is found in a fishing hut on a frozen lake in the far north of Sweden. The body is quickly identified, raising hopes of an open-and-shut case. But when a six-month-old suicide suicide is disinterred, Rebecka Martinsson and Anna-Maria Mella find themselves investigating corruption at the heart of one of Sweden's biggest mining companies.

First-rate Scandinavian crime fiction which combines investigation into a murder with the back story of the victim and her close relationships and their involvement with corruption in a mining company with interests in Uganda. A complex story and not as fast-paced as the other book I read by this author but I really enjoyed it. Also recommended!


  1. Ohhh I have been eyeing Collecting Cooper, adding to Wishlist Cat, thanks :-)

  2. I'm sure it's one you'll like, Marce!