Today’s entry appears on the website Petrona Remembered, here.
I always say the same thing when the question of Maxine comes up, but that doesn’t make it any less true: I didn’t know Maxine Clarke, Petrona, for long, but she made a big impression on me. She was kind and generous and very welcoming to a new blogger – she was part of a group of crime fiction fans who very kindly invited me into their circle. The others are friends to this day, and we all miss Maxine, who should still be here.
So I am always very glad to contribute to the website created in her memory, and feel particularly honoured that this time I am doing a book chosen for Maxine – but also the book that won this year’s Petrona prize in her memory.
Where Roses Never Die
by Gunnar Staalesen
(Published 2016.Translated from Norwegian by Don Bartlett).
To read my review, head over to the Petrona Remembered website – and do take a look at the other reviews listed while you are there. The site is a treasure trove of recommendations for good books.