Saturday, July 28, 2012

Gold Medals for Avarice and Action

Although U.S. coverage of this week’s opening of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in England was badly muddled by Republican president-wannabe Mitt Romney’s embarrassing blunders and gaffes during a visit to London (one newspaper actually labeled him “Mitt the Twit”), things seem to have settled down a bit since. Which means that between now and the conclusion of these Games on August 12, you might find some time to sample a few Olympics-related crime novels.

Editor-blogger Janet Rudolph has posted a list of mystery novels with Olympics connections. Those books include everything from Manuel Vázquez Montalbán’s An Olympic Death and Off Side to Jeffery Deaver’s Garden of Beasts, Rebecca Cantrell’s A Game of Lies, and Philip Kerr’s March Violets (also worth mentioning is Kerr’s 2009 work, If the Dead Rise Not).

There are plenty of other reading options here.

READ MORE:Olympic Fiction, Fact, and Crime,” by Peter Rozovsky (Detectives Beyond Borders).


Anonymous said...

"Navy Corps-man"
"57 States"
"The bomb we dropped in Pearl Harbor"

Yeah, we have problems...

JTG in Detroit

Winifred said...

Come on he has a lot to live up to whilst following in the footsteps of comedian George Bush. He was the master of gaffs & kept us in the UK entertained for years. However don't worry you're not alone, we have a few of our own here too. Like UK Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt who literally dropped a clanger at the start of the Olympics when the bell he rang fell apart & hit someone around him! I always knew he was a prize pratt!

John said...

57 States!? Was he looking at a bottle of Heinz Ketchup at the time?