Friday, September 18, 2009

A rare-ish find in Hay today

I've been over to Hay on Wye today. Unfortunately the crime section in Richard Booth's shop is still roped off whilst renovations are in order however I did manage to pick up a gem in the specialist crime bookshop Murder & Mayhem: one of Swedish author Maria Lang's three novels translated into English - No More Murders (translated by Joan Tate) which was published in 1967.


If you click on the photo you should be able to read the synopsis. Also, inside there's a cast of characters which includes: Thotmes III - sacred white cat from Egypt...

7 comments:

Maxine said...

Sounds great from that back cover! I really need to take a trip to Hay sometime - preferably when that bookshop is fully reopened. Or then again, perhaps not....

Dorte H said...

Oh, I own that one - the same cover and everything!
Maria Lang (Dagmar Lange) was a great Swedish crime fiction writer (nearly the only Swede I knew when I was quite young).

Martin Edwards said...

And I hope to get to Hay tomorrow! Glad you made a good find.

bookwitch said...

I had no idea Maria Lang had been translated into English. Hope you enjoy her! I was a little bit in love with her detective when I was very young.

Karen (Euro Crime) said...

It seems she wrote a lot but only 3 have been translated into English.

....Petty Witter said...

Hi Karen, was visiting Dorte's blog when I noticed a link to you. Being a cat lover and interested in all things Egyptian, I simply had to pop over. Sounds like an amazing book, most certainly one for my wish list. Nice to meet you.

Karen (Euro Crime) said...

Hi Petty and welcome, it seems I got a bargain. Amazon's cheapest is now £6 plus P & P.

btw there are plenty of cat piccies on my blog :).