Top bloggers choose a summer #crime read: Raven at Raven Crime Reads @ravencrime


Hello everyone! This is Raven and I blog at Raven Crime Reads  and am delighted to have been asked to share a couple of top summer reads with you. As you can tell from my blog moniker I review crime, but as a reader, and a bookseller, I also read a goodly amount of fiction too, being a lover of contemporary American writing and fiction in translation…

 I have two books that I think will provide some tip top summer reading for you…


 First up is Resurrection Bay by Emma Viscik an Australian thriller set apart by the fact that the main character Caleb Zelic is profoundly deaf, with Viscik providing a subtle and sensitive portrayal of the difficulties he encounters. I was totally immersed in his difficult and dangerous world from the very beginning, and with its resonance of the sharp, snappy hard-boiled essence of American crime fiction, and the refreshingly original main protagonist of Zelic himself, there is much to enjoy here…

 Read Raven’s review of Resurrection Bay here

For my next choice I am going to cheat slightly and recommend Clare Carson’s trilogy comprising of Orkney Twilight, The Salt Marsh and the recently published, The Dark Isle. Although each book can easily be read as a standalone, I would urge you to read all three, with Carson’s pitch perfect plotting, great characterisation and superlative use of location and shifting time lines…

 Raven’s reviews of Orkney Twilight, The Salt Marsh and The Dark Isle can be found  here

 Happy summer reading!

 To buy links

Resurrection Bay is available here on Amazon

Clare Carson’s books can be located here on Amazon


About Northern Crime

Reviewer with a mind of her own. This is a collection of book reviews, which started in 2014. Mostly crime and odd other genres thrown in. Some I loved. Some I loathed. You get the picture.
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2 Responses to Top bloggers choose a summer #crime read: Raven at Raven Crime Reads @ravencrime

  1. Thanks for inviting me to join in the summer reading fun! Have added lots to my TBR list from the other blogger recommendations too 😊

  2. Jane Risdon says:

    Oops another one to add to the growing pile…one day, one day…

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