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What’s New On The Shelves This Week?

As I have only one new book to add to my shelves this week, but it is the first title to be published in English, by an established and respected Danish author, in the crime thriller/mystery thriller genre, who is a great new find for me, I have decided to make this a combined post and also highlight both author and book on my ‘New Titles’ pages.

Picture of an English red post boxMailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house during the last week.

Be warned that Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Mailbox Monday, is currently ‘on tour’ and being hosted by a different blogger each month.

Your host for January 2013 is: Lori over at Lori’s Reading Corner.

So why not stop by, leave a link to your own Mailbox Monday post, oh! and don’t forget to leave a comment for Loi, after all, we all like to receive them!

This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!


Two women disappear without a trace, and the same autumn a farmer on the outskirts of Århus finds them murdered in suitcases under a heap of stone. The skin of one woman is filled with the letter Y and the other has a rare flower in her hair. Inspector Daniel Trokic is leading the case which goes in several directions: to a tribal population in Africa, religious insanity and a horrifying meeting with leeches. When a third woman disappears, Trokic is under pressure to find out what the killer wants to say with his macabre scenery and rituals


Photograph of author Inger WolfInger Wolf was born in Herning in Denmark in 1971, but spent the first ten years of her childhood in the city of Århus close to the forests and the sea. This beautiful place was later to be the fictitious  setting for several murder cases in her novels. Inger’s parents divorced when she was nine years old, and she moved with her father, a musician, to a small village in the countryside where she spent the next 18 years.

Inger started writing when she was around ten years old. When she was 15, she wrote her first book – a novel about a rock band. The book was never published, and more unsuccessful attempts followed before she finally had her first novel Sidespring (On the Side) – a book about divorce and motherhood – published in 2000 by Rosinante. In the meantime she studied English at a business school, and was now supporting herself as a freelance translator.

In 2001 Inger moved back to Århus and her old neighborhood – and the forests and the sea. Long walks in the surrounding nature became the inspiration for her first crime novel Sort Sensommer (Black Indian Summer) which was published by Modtryk in 2006. Sort Sensommer won the 2006 Danish Crime Academy Award as ‘Most Exciting Crime Novel Debut’, and the rights for the book were sold to Norway, Holland, Germany, Sweden and Spain. Since then four more books about Inspector Daniel Trokic and his team have been published – Frost og Aske (Frosh and Ashes) in 2008, Sangfuglen (Song Bird) in 2009, Hvepsereden (Wasp’s Nest) in 2011, and Ondt Vand (Evil Water) in 2012. A sixth book in the series, Sort Nord (Black North) will be published March 2013.

Today, Inger lives with her Dutch boyfriend Toine and her 17 year-old daughter Cecilie in a town house in Spain. The household also includes two cats and two dogs.

As this was a publisher invitation to read and review, a Kindle download of ‘Evil Water’ was sent to me free of charge, by Black Cat Edition’s representative, Melanie Navarro.

This will in no way influence any comments I may express about the book, in any blog article I may post. Any thoughts or comments are my own personal opinion and I am in no way being monetarily compensated for this, or any other article.

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    • Hi Vicki,

      I am sure that the synopsis loses a little in the translation, but I am liking the sound of macabre rituals and African tribes.

      I am hoping that the book translation is a little more fluid, so that I don’t have to second guess too many of the inferences.

      Thanks for stopping by, it is always good to hear from you.

    • Hi Pat,

      I really do love a good thriller, so I am sure that this book isn’t going to disappoint.

      I have several books written by Nordic authors, on my shelves, although I have yet to read any of them, so Inger’s review request has prompted me to take the challenge and once again venture into unchartered waters with my reading.

      Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment, it is always appreciated.

    • Hi Mary Ann,

      This definitely sounds like a great chilling thriller, although I am not so sure that the parts to do with leeches, are going to make for comfortable reading, especially late at night … definitely the stuff of nightmares!

      Thanks for stopping by, your comments are always appreciated.

      Have a good week.

    • Hi Elizabeth,

      I too have noticed that it is quite a light week for many of us, now I don’t feel quite so left out. Most weeks are light for me, as I rely mainly on author requests to bolster my reading shelves. I am actively trying not to purchase any more books myself and Fiction Books just doesn’t seem to attract much publisher interest.

      Mystery / Thriller is my favourite genre, so I shall be eagerly waiting for this one to get to the top of my reading pile.

      Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you have a good week.

    • Hi Nikki,

      I haven’t come across this book anywhere else, however I wouldn’t be surprised if the publisher isn’t promoting it as much as possible, as it is the first of Inger’s books to be translated into English and if this exercise is successful, I understand that they may translate her previous books also.

      Maybe if I read and enjoy this book, it will give me the incentive to read some of the many books by Nordic authors, which I have on my shelves.

      Thanks for stopping by, your visits and comments are always appreciated.

    • Hi Naida,

      I am always up for a good thriller / chiller and this sounds like it fits the bill nicely. The premise is enough to give you the creeps and I have a good feeling about the storyline for this one.

      I haven’t read any of the Nordic authors before, so it will be interesting to see just how well the books stand up to translation. I used to buy them cheaply from the charity shops, for my father to read, although he has now asked me not to give him any more, as he doesn’t really get along with them very well. Consequently, I have several of my TBR shelves dedicated to Nordic authors, writing in the thriller / mystery genre. Hopefully, this book will give me the inspiration and encouragement, to make some inroads into the pile!

      Thanks for contributing to the discussion, your comments are always welcome.

  • Religious insanity and leeches… sounds like an interesting mix. LOL. Another book that I’ll be interested in your opinion of when you get around to it.

    • Hi Cath,

      I am wondering just how much has been lost in the translation of some of those words, however, regardless of all that, it certainly does sound rather chilling, doesn’t it?

      I read and reviewed a book some time ago now, which dealt with African witchcraft, ritualistic sacrifice and cults and that was definitely not one for ‘last thing at night’ reading, so I am hoping that ‘Evil Water’ offers a similar experience.

      Thanks for stopping by, I always value your views and opinions.

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