“Buried” by Jussi Adler-Olsen (Denmark)


From a first novel to a first attempt at a new genre by a well-known writer, this year’s Summer Reading selection of crime fiction covered a wide range of writing styles.

“Buried” is one of a detective series set in Copenhagen. Readers described it as captivating and addictive, a page-turner great for long-haul travel reading. They found the writing style a bit clunky at times and didn’t warm to the detective. However, they did warm to the 15-year-old protagonist and despite the incredulous parts of the story found themselves rooting for him as he runs from the bad guys. 


Over three years ago, a civil servant vanished after returning from a work trip to Africa. Missing, presumed dead, the man’s family still want answers. It is one of the many unsolved crimes left for Department Q, Denmark’s cold case unit headed up by Detective Carl Morck… Read more

Nicola’s Summer Reading list 2015

“Parade” by Shuichi Yoshida (Japan) *
“Buried” by Jussi Adler-Olsen (Denmark)
“The Fall of Saints” by Wanjiku wa Ngugi (Kenya)
“Ripper” by Isabel Allende (Chile) 

* Best Summer Read

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