April was supposed to be All Translations Month, but the local library produced Elizabeth Kostova’s new, Bulgaria-set novel weeks if not months earlier than I’d expected, and, bearing in mind there were likely others in the queue, I read the book immediately . . . offering myself the weak excuse that, had I not known otherwise, I might just possibly have mistaken it for a Bulgarian novel in translation. (That’s one of its strengths, in fact.)
The links are as usual to my sketchy Goodreads notes.
- The Suicide Shop by Jean Teulé
- Murder in the Central Committee by Manuel Vázquez Montalbán
- Broken by Karin Fossum
- Japanese Tales of Mystery & Imagination by Edogawa Rampo[*]
- The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol
- The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova
- The Winter Queen by Boris Akunin
- The A26 by Pascal Garnier
- The Hummingbird by Kati Hiekkapelto
- Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind
- The Seville Communion by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
[*] whom the pun-deaf gurus at Goodreads list as Rampo Edogawa.