Bookreporter.com: Selects Summertime All the Cats Are Bored as one of the Top Ten International Mysteries of 2013
Date: Jan 13 2014
It’s been a stellar year for crime fiction fans, especially given the impressive range of mysteries translated into English. Skilled storytellers including Maurizio de Giovanni, Fuminori Nakamura, Denise Mina and Colin Cotterill deliver not only solidly good mysteries, but also offer fresh perspectives on place. These international writers serve as literary and cultural ambassadors introducing readers to distinct regions of the world --- from the shadowy alleys of Naples and snowy Ukrainian farms to the quiet suburbs of Tel Aviv and haunted waters of the Mekong River. The world of international mysteries is inviting, scary, thrilling and fun. In this special year-end feature, Bookreporter.com contributor Miriam Tuliao, the Assistant Director of Central Collection Development at BookOps, brings you 10 of her top favorites from 2013.
Summertime All the Cats Are Bored:
Radio reports predict a calm, routine summer in France until a 23-year-old Dutch woman is found dead near a nature preserve and another mysteriously disappears. The Perpignan police force are on full alert, and the shrewd Inspector Gilles Sebag emerges from an emotional funk, summoning his sharpest investigative instincts.