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Books Read July 2014 (Books 132-148)

Here is a summary of my July reading with links to longer reviews in my journal.

Book 132: Cockroaches (Harry Hole #2) by Jo Nesbø, 1998. Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett, 2013. 388 pages. Harry Hole travels to Thailand to assist in a murder investigation involving the Norwegian ambassador.
Book 133: The Black Path (Rebecka Martinsson #3) by Åsa Larsson, 2006. Translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy, 2008. 384 pages. An unusual work of Nordic Noir. Reviews of Books 132 and 133.
Book 134: Midnight Crossroad (Midnight, Texas #1) by Charlaine Harris, 2014. 305 pages. A new quirky supernatural trilogy that marries Harris' various series. Review here.
Book 135: Unnatural Habits (Phryne Fisher #19) by Kerry Greenwood, 2012. 249 pages/ Unabridged Audio (9 hours, 54 mins). Read by Stephanie Daniel. Dark deeds in 1920s Australia. Review here.
Book 136: Searching for Arthur (The Return to Camelot #1) by Donna Hosie, 2013. 300 pages. YA Arthurian adventure with two Americans drawn back in time. Review here.
Book 137: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman, 2013. 248 pages/Unabridged Audio (5 hrs, 47 mns ). Read by Neil Gaiman. Re-read of this excellent fantasy. Review here.
Book 138: Echo Burning (Jack Reacher #5) by Lee Child, 2001. 574 pages. More action from Reacher.
Book 139: The Fifth Season (Malin Fors #5) by Mons Kallentoft, 2011. Translated from the Swedish by Neil Smith, 2014. 522 pages. The case of Marie Murvall is finally addressed. Reviews of Books 138 and 139.
Book 140: Ripper by Isabel Allende, 2013. Translated from the Spanish by Oliver Brock and Frank Wynne, 2014. 496 pages. Crime thriller about an on-line group of sleuths who seek to track a serial killer. Review here.
Book 141: The Shipping News by Annie Proulx, 1993. 397 pages. A grieving man re-locates with his daughters and aunt to Newfoundland. Review here.
Book 142: Fool by Christopher Moore. 2009. 384 pages. Bawdy re-telling of King Lear. Review here.
Book 143: The Telling Error (Spilling CID #9) by Sophie Hannah, 2014. 374 pages. Hannah's latest thriller. Review here.
Book 144: The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike #2) by Robert Galbraith (J. K. Rowling), 2014. 455 pages. The second outing for the London private eye. Review here.
Book 145: The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi, 2005. 322 pages. Re-read of this magical tale of Africa and England. Review here.
Book 146: Murder (Dr.Thomas Bond #2) by Sarah Pinborough, 2014. 326 pages. A dark conclusion to last year's Mayhem. Review here.
Book 147: The Last Rhinos by Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence, 2012. 334 pages. A moving memoir of conservation in Africa. Review here.
Book 148: The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer, 2013. 314 pages. Award-winning novel about schizophrenic teenager. Review here.
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