Just finished Cold Hearts and Where Roses Never Die. Both are great reads! I continue to look for the earlier books and a new release will be coming out in 2017: No One Is So Safe in Danger!
I was excited about the books after I read the first copy I was able to find………..since then I’ve read 6! Just found out that a lot of the books have been adapted into movies, Norwegian with English subtitles and I plan on getting a 12 pack of DVD’s. The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo was filmed with subtitles and I like the foreign version of the 3 films better than the American version of the first one. SO, I’m looking forward to a winter of catching up on the books and the movies!
Where Roses Never Die: has one of the best “twisted plots” I’ve ever read and there are 2 separate crimes running at the same time that are surprisingly entangled. I rarely cry (“real men don’t cry!”) but at the end of this book the tears streamed down my face!!! Staalesen is that rare author that tells you a lot about the country and the people and the situations that set the crimes into action in such detail that you believe you can really see (feel) the people (characters) in your mind and heart!
Staalesen is just a little older than most of the other Scandinavian authors I’ve been reading and I really enjoy experiencing some of the stories that took place earlier in the history of Norway.
PBS USA ALERT……………Shetland, a PBS series about an Island in Scandinavia that started last year was GREAT! I am looking forward to Season 2 this next year! Watch it!
BEST WISHES FOR HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND A BLESSED CHRISTMAS OR WHATEVER YOU CELEBRATE THIS TIME OF YEAR. IT IS THE SEASON FOR UNIVERSAL LOVE AND LIGHT!