I am now in waiting mode … very impatient waiting mode, actually. I am waiting for the next ‘DCI Banks’ novel, Sleeping in the Ground. The e-book is out, I think, but I am not sure. I am waiting for the real book. I am also waiting for the next Harry Bosch novel, Two Kinds of Truth. But the release date is far off and there is far less impatience.
Abids offered some solace a couple of weeks ago and I bought those Ross Macdonald novels with the birthday gift money, but even before these books came in I was looking at another series with another inspector. I had done my basic online research on some ‘target’ writers almost a year back and had finalized some names. Jo Nesbo’s name was being seen and heard a lot. Harry Hole was his inspector. And I had also found a Harry Hole novel at Abids around the same time, but since it was a ‘mid-series’ novel, I wanted to wait till I got the first title in the series. Anyway, that was a year ago, and now I wanted a new series.
I wanted to go back to Scandinavia. Of course, it all started in Sweden with the Inspector Beck series and then Henning Mankell came with his Inspector Wallander … and yeah, Stieg Larsson too … and there are a number of other Scandinavian crime fiction writers that I am waiting to read. Yeah, there is a whole school of Swedish and Nordish noir writing out there.
And there it was … all decided and all set … Jo Nesbo it was going to be. And since price was not going to be a great concern because I was going for secondhand copies and availability was checked and confirmed, I didn’t want to wait. I got all the ten novels in the series so far from three different sellers. And the one ‘Nesbo-Harry Hole’ novel I had found in Abids last year, I gave Vinod when we met at Abids recently.