Friday, December 26, 2008

A Christmas contest

Season's greetings, and may the new year bring you peace and happiness.
A Detectives Beyond Borders favorite has its U.S. paperback release this week, and if you live in the U.S., you can win a copy.

The book is Jo Nesbø's The Redbreast, which explores a string of killings in 1990s Norway precipitated by strange activities on the cold, lonely Eastern Front during World War II. Among the novel's delights are its sly political humor, and that humor provides the question that can win you the book.

The Redbreast's opening chapters include an amusingly vapid radio interview with a U.S. president just arrived in Norway for a major international summit conference. In what city did this real-life conference take place? What two other world leaders also attended?

© Peter Rozovsky 2008

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13 Comments:

Blogger seanag said...

Peter, I actually have a galley of this buried in the pile somewhere so I won't try the contest, but I'm glad to know you give the book a good review--and that's a nice prize. Please post the answers here once you have winners.

Headed out shortly to do the whole Yule thing. Hope your celebrations are very merry.

December 24, 2008  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Try the contest, if you'd like, and pass the answers on to a friend or give the book as a late Christmas gift. You won't have to read too deeply into the galley to find the answers, city and world leaders alike.

And a Merry Christmas to you.

December 24, 2008  
Blogger Linkmeister said...

Mele Kalikimaka, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and/or any other phrase indicating joy of the season to you, Peter, and to all your readers.

December 25, 2008  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Any greeting with that many k's, l's and m's must be Hawaiian or Finnish, Given your location, I'll guess the former.

The same to you, and a happy new year.

December 25, 2008  
Blogger Kerrie said...

Merry Christmas Peter. I hope it doesn't snow too much for you.

December 25, 2008  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Thanks. Nothing more than a few flakes this season so far. We're likelier to have a wet Christmas than a white one, though that entire concept is probably alien to a nation that marked Christmas in early summer. What a notion!

December 25, 2008  
Anonymous Mike Knowles said...

Peter,

I'm looking for the best example of crime fiction from New Zealand. Any thoughts?

Later,

Mike Knowles

December 26, 2008  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Thanks for the note. The only contemporary New Zealand crime writer I've read is Paul Thomas, and the only classic one is Ngaio Marsh. You might try posting your question here. The keeper of that blog is a New Zelander and a crime writer.

December 26, 2008  
Blogger Kerrie said...

Vanda Symons is pretty good Mike - read her first - OVERKILL
Look for Paul Cleave THE CLEANER - that is a bit like a Deadly Deaxter novel.
There's a list of NZ writers at http://www.austcrimefiction.org/node/32 and reviews of some of their books

December 26, 2008  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Thanks, Kerrie. I should have remembered that Aust Crime included New Zealand authors, too. I think think the Australian Crime Fiction Database, at http://www.crimedownunder.com/, has some New Zeland writers as well.

December 26, 2008  
Anonymous Karen C said...

I hope you had a most enjoyable Christmas Peter - I actually got a reminder about this discussion when it picked up New Zealand - if Mike is looking for recommendations that you simply can't go past Paul Cleave, Paul Thomas and Neil Cross (to start off with) :)

December 27, 2008  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

In that case, I'll note the recommendations even thought they were intended for Mike.

You may recall that I read Guerilla Season some time back. Some of its screwball humor was too jokey for my taste, but the tension and the plotting were quite good. I remember thinking that Thomas would probably be able to write a fine, non-comic thriller if he set his mind to it. Has he?

December 27, 2008  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Oops! Thanks for the holiday wishes, and the same to you.

December 27, 2008  

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