About time to come back to these memes, and as you can see below, I’m going to use it sometimes to insert some much needed short reviews, two today!
BOOK RECEIVED THIS PAST WEEK
The Book Artist
is the upcoming mystery by Mark Pryor.
SO, I already have a review scheduled for January 2019!!
Like several in the series, the book is set in Paris.
I really enjoy this author.
The last book by him I reviewed was The Sorbonne Affair.
BOOKS JUST READ
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The Song Peddler of the Pont Neuf
I just finished this fascinating historical novel set in Paris just before the French Revolution. My review will be published on October 12
On la trouvait plutôt jolie
I have been recently really enjoying this French author of mysteries in audiobooks. This one is very moving, as it is about the situation of emigrants from Africa, as they try to arrive to France.
As you may know, hundreds die every year in the Mediterranean sea. This is about Leyli, a mother of 3, who works really hard for the sake of her children. Her life started really tough, but she went over some hurdles and is almost there! But sometimes, the past catches up with you… Add to this some corruption where you would not expect to find it, and you have an amazing novel, with great twists as Bussi knows so well how to do.
He named his heroine Leyli, based on the song by Pierre Perret called Lily (1977), I just relistened to it, very moving song on immigrants. Here is a good translation
The book was written in 2017, I’m afraid it has not been translated into English yet. But some other books by Bussi are available in English such as the amazing After The Crash
I really enjoy thrillers by Horowitz. The last I reviews was The Word is Murder. So smartly done!
Then I realized that it’s only recently he’s been writing mysteries for adults. Before that, he was famous for his mysteries for Young Adults, with his hero Alex Rider.
I was curious, and I tried, they are so good as well! They have the same quality of suspense and smart plots. In volume 1, Stormbreaker,Alex Rider was living with his uncle, until a car accident. Or so was he told. But Alex is smart, and he knows his uncle would never have forgotten to put on his seatbelt. He discovers that his uncle was actually working as a spy for the government. When they realize he knows a lot, they hire him and send him to dangerous missions.
In volume 2, Point Blank, Alex is sent to investigate a special school in the French Alps, after the fathers of 2 students there have been killed. But this is a very dangerous place…
There’s a lot of suspense, some cool geeky things, to help Alex in his mission, and man with very original ideas. I’ll definitely keep reading this series.