Thursday, August 12, 2010

Mystery Section Rebuilt @ Main Street

Several boxes of interesting stuff showed up yesterday for the new mysteries section, including a complete run of Sjowall/Wahloo's Martin Beck mysteries (originally published in English in the 1970s, inexplicably out of print for years, and the blueprint for every successful Northern European mystery/thriller since then, Dragon Tattoo included), a run of Henning Menkell's Inspector Wallander books, and -- not to neglect North America! -- lots of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, a nice reissue of Jim Nesbit's Lethal Injection, and Savages, the new California noir thriller by staff favorite Don Winslow.