International Thrillers

A Peruvian Thriller: Bizarre and Brutal

Theme:  International Thrillers Peru~Santaigo Roncagliolo Santiago Roncagliolo’s thriller (translated by THE Edith Grossman), Red April, is a savage and chilling political thriller that examines the violence that lies within even the seeming meekest of characters.  Set mostly in the small town of Ayacucho, Peru, beginning in the month leading up to the Holy Week Celebration…

Ancient Rome? Whatevs, Dude.

Theme:  International Thrillers Italy~Valerio Massimo Manfredi Shop Indie Bookstores The Ides of March by Valerio Massimo Manfredi and translated by Christine Feddersen-Manfredi is not one of Europa Editions best efforts.  Having succeeded in bringing Mediterranean Noir to the masses across the pond, Europa has carved a nice, respectable niche for themselves.  Undoubtedly, they have put…