Et comme c’était mon anniversaire hier, que je franchis une nouvelle dizaine, un cadeau pour vous chers lecteurs de ce blog, une sélection de livres en anglais : soyons fous.
Toby Barlow – Baba Yaga
By the author of Sharp Teeth, a novel of love, spies, and witches in 1950s Paris—and a cop turned into a flea
Will is a young American ad executive in Paris. Except his agency is a front for the CIA. It’s 1959 and the cold war is going strong. But Will doesn’t think he’s a warrior—he’s just a good-hearted Detroit ad guy who can’t seem to figure out Parisian girls.
Zoya is a beautiful young woman wandering les boulevards, sad-eyed, coming off a bad breakup. In fact, she impaled her ex on a spike. Zoya, it turns out, has been a beautiful young woman for hundreds of years; she and her far more traditionally witchy-looking companion, Elga, have been thriving unnoticed in the bloody froth of Europe’s wars.
Inspector Vidot is a hardworking Paris police detective who cherishes quiet nights at home. But when he follows a lead from a grisly murder to the abode of an ugly old woman, he finds himself turned into a flea.
Oliver is a patrician, fun-loving American who has come to Paris to start a literary journal with the help of friends in D.C. who ask a few favors in return. He’s in well over his head, but it’s nothing that a cocktail can’t fix. Right?
Add a few chance encounters, a chorus of some more angry witches, a strung-out jazzman or two, a weaponized LSD program, and a cache of rifles buried in the Bois de Bologne—and that’s a novel! But while Toby Barlow’s Babayaga may start as just a joyful romp though the City of Light, it quickly grows into a daring, moving exploration of love, mortality, and responsibility.
- Relié: 383 pages
- Editeur : Farrar Straus Giroux (6 août 2013)
- Langue : Anglais
- ISBN-10: 0374107874
- ISBN-13: 978-037410787
- Prix : 20,50€ (version Kindle 7.00€)
Robert Galbraith (alias J.K. Rowling) – The cuckoo’s calling
A brilliant mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel’s suicide.
You may think you know detectives, but you’ve never met one quite like Strike. You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you’ve never seen them under an investigation like this.
- Hardcover: 464 pages
- Publisher: Mulholland Books (April 30, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0316206849
- ISBN-13: 978-0316206846
- Prix : ??€ (version Kindle 11.00€)
Joe Nesbo – Police
Harry Hole returns–or does he?–in a terrifyingly paced, vertiginous new roller coaster of a thriller by the internationally best-selling author of The Snowman and The Redeemer, « the king of Scandinavian crime fiction » (Kirkus).
The police urgently need Harry Hole . . . A killer is stalking Oslo’s streets. Police officers are being slain at the scenes of crimes they once investigated but failed to solve. The murders are brutal, the media reaction hysterical.
But this time, Harry can’t help . . . For years, detective Harry Hole has been at the center of every major criminal investigation in Oslo. His dedication to his job and his brilliant insights have saved the lives of countless people. But now, with those he loves most facing terrible danger, Harry is not in a position to protect anyone.
- Éditeur : HARVILL SECKER
- Distributeur : OLF
- ISBN : 9781846555978
- Date de parution : 05/09/2013
- Prix : 21.09€ (version Kindle 13.00€)
Pour ce dernier livre ce sera l’occasion de pousser un coup de gueule : comment se fait-il que les américains aient découvert après les français les qualités d’écrivain de Joe Nesbo et qu’ils profitent à présent des dernières aventures de Harry Hole (n°10) plus d’un an avant nous ?