Thursday December 17, 2009
Recommendations from the Mystery Book panel:
Margaret Cannon's picks:
Midnight Fugue, Reginald Hill
Snow Job by William Deverell
The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny
Hypothermia by Arnaldur Indridason
PK Rangachari's picks:
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson
The Girl who Played with Fire by Steig Larsson
JD Singh's picks:
The Ghosts of Belfast by Stuart Neville
The Complaints by Ian Rankin
Dexter by Design by Jeff Lindsay
Previous Comments (13)
The Complaints by Ian Rankin, a slow start but riveting finish. Hopefully a new era for RankinCode Clements, December 28, 2009 7:33 PM
Margaret mentioned another swedish writer in the discussion about steig larsen who she said writes like something we have never seen in North America. What was the name of that author and she also mentioned an icelandic writer.
Chrischris w, December 29, 2009 2:28 PM
Thank you Shelagh for a wonderful and informative show. As luck would have it, we were passing through the Cambridge area where the signal from CBC 93.5 (London) and 99.1 (Toronto) borders on nearly imperceptible just as JD Singh's discussion of Ian Rankin's new book was coming forth. I had been reluctant to pick up the new novel given my fear that it would not match the Rebus series in any sense, and having been less than over-whelmed with "Doors Open". We returned from the "dark side" just as PK completed his comments on Steig Larsson's books - about which I had just learned from a friend whose recommendations for great reads has been flawless. Unfortunately, I had not written down the author's name and felt resigned to a lengthy quest. So, to have you then indicate that we could go to your web site and obtain the full listing - a true pleasure! We are off to the book store for both sets of recommendations!
Thank you.Michael Strong, December 31, 2009 1:13 PM
I,too, was hoping you would post the name of the swedish and icelandic authors that margaret spoke of. How do we get them?
Great show. Couldn't scribble all the titles - so thanks for the list. But I think Margaret mentioned one about Ottawa - which one was it?Candace, January 2, 2010 8:52 PM
To Michael. Next time you are passing through the Cambridge area, try 89.1 for CBC. It fills the gap between 99.1(Toronto) and 93.5 (London).Alma, January 2, 2010 9:44 PM
Really enjoyed today's program with suggested readings. Please post the name of the Icelandic writer.
Delightful to hear Shelagh's conversation with the youthful Wayson Choy.
Happy New Year!
as posted by chris w on dec29th, i am also interested in the names of the mentioned authors. really apprec the list, going shopping......thanks
firstname.lastname@example.org, January 3, 2010 2:49 AM
Who was the author, or what was the title, of the legal procedural book recommended by Clayton Ruby? It was written by a woman who had been on a jury in a trial in Hawaii many years ago and been dismissed from the jury towards of the end of the trial because she arrived late on the final day.Carole Small, January 3, 2010 6:05 AM
The Icelandic author is Arnaldur Indridason (title already listed in the original post!). As for the broader 'Scandinavian wave' of authors referred to by Margaret, we'll send a follow-up question to her. But the Swedish woman she refers to is not an author -- it's Lisbeth Salander, the character from Steig Larsson's book.The Next Chapter, January 4, 2010 4:30 PM
Margaret Cannon's Scandinavian picks...
Henning Mankell (coming to TO in Feb), Arnaldur Indridason, Karen Fossum, Karen Alvtegen, Kjell Eriksson, Jo Nesbo, Asa Larsson, Karin Fossum, Johan Theorin, and Peter Hoeg.The Next Chapter, January 5, 2010 7:21 PM
The book recommended by Clayton Ruby was "Who Named the Knife" by Linda SpaldingSuzanne, January 9, 2010 5:38 PM
The book mentioned by Mr Rub y was "Who named the Knife" by Linda Spalding.VJ, January 9, 2010 7:18 PM
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