Ashes to Dust

From Eileen Effrat
Author:  Yrsa  Sigurdardottir
Ashes to Dust
The third in Sigurdardottir’s series featuring detective Thora Gudmundsdottir, this does not disappoint.  Set in Iceland’s Westermann Islands,   Thora investigates the murder of four men whose bodies have come to light while archaeologists are excavating the “Pompeii of the North”.  In 1973  a major volcanic eruption occurred, and all the  islanders were safely evacuated.  Who are these men buried in a cellar under volcanic ash?  As the investigation proceeds, the dirty little secrets of this small community are stripped away. I enjoy this Icelandic crime writer immensely.  The plots are always intricate , the characters believable, and the Icelandic setting never fails to impress me.

Run For Your Life

From Gina Cortina
author: Patterson, james
Run For Your Life
In James Paterson style, chapters are short and sweet and make you
want to see what is going to happen next! In this psychological thriller Detective Mike Bennett is once again faced with trying to catch a killer. Just when you think you have figured out who the killer is, there is a twist in the story. This is a great beach side read!

The Girl Who kicked the Hornet’s Nest

From Theresa Gustafson
author: Larsson.Stieg
The Girl Who kicked the Hornet’s Nest
This is the third and final mystery of Mr. Larsson ‘s trilogy. In this story the main character is again,Lisbeth Salander. In the other two stories she has kept many secrets about her past. In the Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest these mysteries slowly unfold like a flower. This book reveals brutally terrible things have happened to Lisbeth in the past and they are still going on. Her friend,Kalle Blomkvist,the journalist, helps Lisbeth behind the scene so no one knows who’s helping her.At times the Swedish names got me confused, but the story is so compelling you just have to find out what happens next.

The Information Officer

From Eileen Effrat
author: Mills, Mark
The Information Officer
It is the summer of 1942 and the island of Malta is under intense German
bombardment. For the Germans, the island is vital as a strategic and
military supply port. As the British and Maltese courageously defend
the island, a British officer might be killing local dance hostesses.
Major Max Chadwick, the information officer in charge of controlling the
island’s news, secretly begins to investigate the murders. As the
investigation proceeds, Chadwick faces a dilemma. Should he conceal the
news of these killings that have the potential of undermining Maltese
support in the Allied war effort or let this sadistic serial killer
continue? This is a thoroughly researched account of Malta under siege
and a suspenseful spy thriller.