In The Post

It's been AGES since I've regaled you with an 'In-the-Post' post [sorry for that].

Anyway, this morning, on my doorstep was a lovely package from Random House / Knopf, and it reminded me that I've received a few books as of late & should share:

Today's front stoop fare was Jo Nesbø's newest crime novel, Police (due out in October).

Believe it or not, I've not read any Jo Nesbø. (and if you're wondering how to pronounce that, the closest to the Norwegian pronunciation would be "Yo NESpa" -- although go into any American store and he's identified as Jo NESbō, with a hard 'j' and a long 'o')

 Nesbø has been nominated for an Edgar Award (for Nemesis) and has won the Glass Key awardRiverton PrizeNorwegian Booksellers' PrizeMads Wiel Nygaard's Endowment, and Peer Gynt Prize.

Police is his 10th novel starring the main character Harry Hole (I know, interesting name choice). The first Harry Hole novel, The Bat (Flaggermusmannen), was released in Scandinavia in 1997 -- the English translation didn't appear, however, until 2012.

Last month's front stoop finds included:

The English Girl by Daniel Silva [July, 2013]

I'm currently reading this one and it's wonderfully written. I like Silva's intelligence.

From the product description: "When a beautiful young British woman vanishes on the island of Corsica, a prime minister's career is threatened with destruction. Allon, the wayward son of Israeli intelligence, is thrust into a game of shadows where nothing is what it seems...and where the only thing more dangerous than his enemies might be the truth"

Spider Woman's Daughter by Anne Hillerman [October, 2013]

From the product description: "Anne Hillerman, the talented daughter of bestselling author Tony Hillerman, continues his popular Leaphorn and Chee series with Spider Woman’s Daughter, a Navajo Country mystery, filled with captivating lore, startling suspense, bold new characters, vivid color, and rich Southwestern atmosphere."

The Men Who United the States by Simon Winchester [October, 2013]

From the product description: "Simon Winchester, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Atlantic andThe Professor and the Madman, delivers his first book about America: a fascinating popular history that illuminates the men who toiled fearlessly to discover, connect, and bond the citizenry and geography of the U.S.A. from its beginnings."

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