Books by Alice Menzies

TOP DOG by Jens Lapidus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"Part sequel, part rehash of unfinished business from Stockholm Delete. As in Faulkner, the past in Lapidus isn't even past—and although it's not dead, it's more than capable of killing the living."
Talk about your star-crossed lovers. When Lapidus reunites Teddy Maksumic, who served eight years for a kidnapping he didn't commit, with newly independent lawyer Emelie Jansson, it's every man, woman, and child for themselves. Read full book review >
THE WAITER by Matias Faldbakken
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"Bringing to mind Mervyn Peake and Wes Anderson, with some of Nathanael West's deadpan grotesque, this is a beguiling, quirky entertainment."
Disturbances in the routines of an old restaurant unhinge the head waiter in this droll, understated debut novel by a Norwegian artist and writer. Read full book review >
STOCKHOLM DELETE by Jens Lapidus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2017

"A murky, repetitious, grueling dip into a sink of iniquity as immersive as a weeklong Berlitz seminar in crime that turns out to be a paean to loyalty in all its improbable guises."
The author of the Stockholm Noir trilogy (Life Deluxe, 2014, etc.) uses a violent but enigmatic crime scene as the entrée to layer upon layer of criminal intrigue, past, present, and future. Read full book review >
THE READERS OF BROKEN WHEEL RECOMMEND by Katarina Bivald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"Between the book references and the idyllic setting, readers won't want to leave Broken Wheel, either."
In this sleepy charmer, a Swedish bookseller finds friendship, love, and more books in the small town of Broken Wheel, Iowa. Read full book review >