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November’s meeting will be Tuesday, December 3, at 2:00 pm in room Y-233.
November’s Book will be The Ice Princess by Camilla Lackberg.
From Publisher’s Weekly:
Erica Falck, a local-girl-makes-good writer from the tiny resort town of Fjallbacka, Sweden, stumbles onto a crime scene involving a close childhood friend. Erica is struggling to meet her publisher’s deadline on a biography she no longer finds stimulating when her writer’s instinct is piqued by her friend’s mysterious death. At various points just about everyone in town is implicated, but Erica’s senses keep her on the killer’s trail, and the result is an ending that comes out of nowhere. Läckberg clearly has a gift for laying out an intricate plot and building suspense. Her list of characters is long and complex but not overwhelming, and she manages successfully to weave in a variety of subplots. VERDICT The winner of several Swedish writing awards, Läckberg has become the best-selling Swedish novelist on record. More Murder She Wrote than noir, her U.S. debut (and the first entry in a seven-book series) will likely appeal to any lover of more lighthearted mysteries. Readers who enjoy Louise Penny’s small-town atmosphere may want to give Läckberg a shot. [See Prepub Mystery, LJ 2/1/10.]—Caroline Mann, Univ. of Portland