Wednesday, March 02, 2011
A month of crime
Carrying on the idea of themed monthly reading the theme for March is crime. I have a stack of thrillers on the shelf and so this month is going to be a chance to get through some of them.
A good thriller can be a great reading experience as you go through the ups and downs trying to work out who is responsible for the growing body count in parallel with the detectives also trying to crack the case.
Some of the greatest literary characters have been involved in cracking crime from Sherlock Holmes to Inspector Morse and I'm starting the month wrapping up the last of the Martin Beck books, The Terrorist, by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo. The ten books the husband and wife team wrote together have been a real joy to read. Some are better than others but in terms of style and plot the bar is always high with a Beck story.
So it should be a bloody but fun month ahead.
Posted by Simon Quicke at 10:52 a.m.