Sunday, August 31, 2008

Almost Blue by Carlo Lucarelli

First published in Italy in 1997; cover shown is the 2004 Vintage (UK) softcover edition.
169p. Crime fiction.

First sentence: The first carabiniere to enter the room slipped on the blood and fell to his knees.


gladdog said...

From Slow Speedy Death,
Welcome back to the land of blog, I now have something to read once again.

Vanda Symon said...

Ditto, welcome back, had been wondering where you'd got to.

I have this edition of Almost Blue at home, and enjoyed the book, I just wished it was longer - it's so short.

I like the previous post cover too. I've never seen that done to an anatomical model before!

Gavin L. O'Keefe said...
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Gavin L. O'Keefe said...

Ditto, ditto - nice to have you back. Not having your crime fiction recommendations and critiques is difficult. :(

Chocolate Cobwebs said...

Thank you everyone for your comments - I had no idea Chocolate Cobwebs was being missed!

I've been busy during my absence... including a trip to Canberra, where I discovered an amazing book shop which specialises in both new and second hand crime/mystery fiction. So if you're ever in Canberra, be sure to check out Gaslight Books, in Fyshwick.

They'd just unpacked a few boxes of Rue Morgue Press books when I visited, and I left with an armload of books, including a Helen McCloy short story collection and a Constance & Gwenyth Little title.

And then there was Canty's Bookshop, also in Fyshwick. Rows and rows of green and white Penguin crime paperbacks! I had to be dragged out of there. It was awesome!