Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday Finds: Crime Fiction, what else?

The Cleaner by Paul Cleave 
Joe is in control of everything in his simple life, including both his day job at the police department and his 'night work'. Nor is he bothered by the daily news reports of the Christchurch Carver, who, they say, has murdered seven women. But Joe knows the Carver only killed six. He knows that for a fact. And Joe is going to find the copy-cat killer, he's going to punish him for the one, then frame him for the other six. It's perfect plan because he already knows he can outwit the police.

All he needs to now is take care of all the women who keep getting in his way; his domineering mother for one. Then there is Sally, the maintenance worker who sees him as a replacement for her dead brother; and the mysterious Melissa, the only woman to have ever understood him, but who's fantasies of blackmail and torture don't have a place in Joe's investigation.

Between Summer's Longing and Winter's End: The Story of a Crime by Leif G.W. Persson
The apparent suicide of an American journalist in 1970s Stockholm propels Persson's ponderous English debut, the first of a trilogy. The victim, John Krassner, was working on a book detailing the exploits of his uncle, Col. John Buchanan, an OSS agent in the years following WWII and Buchanan's ties to a now high-ranking Swedish politician known by the code name "Pilgrim." The Swedish secret police, who were hearing chatter concerning threats to the Swedish prime minister, had been keeping an eye on Krassner at the time of his death. Curious about Krassner after discovering a personal connection to the case, police superintendent Lars Johansson begins his own inquiry and unearths more than he bargained for, including disparate pieces of a vast political conspiracy.

9 comments:

Marce said...

The Cleaner sounds great. I am reading Badge over Blood now, saw it 1st on your blog as a teaser, I was so intrigued I bought it.

Feathered Quill Book Reviews said...

Ahhhhh...... The Cleaner sounds "creepy good." Thanks for sharing. Here are my finds: http://is.gd/3veJWC

Jessica said...

The Cleaner sounds so good I must read it.

Jessica said...

Where did you get your copy of The Cleaner from ? I have been searching online and it's super hard to find.

Jess said...

Both sound really interesting -- great finds!

gautami tripathy said...

Jessica: I don't have this book. I found it on a Crime Fiction blog that I subscribe on my Google Reader. You can click on the title here to reach the author.

Kah Woei said...

The Cleaner sounds very dark ... not sure I want to try it. :-)

iLuvReadingTooMuch said...

both sound so good :) luv the covers as well! and thanx for dropping by my blog btw :D

Rabiah @ Confessions of a Readaholic

Aleksandra said...

They both sound really great!