It’s September and there’s European adventure in the air…
Mr. P and I will shortly be donning our ancient rucksacks and heading over the Channel.
- Destination: northern and eastern Europe.
- Duration: one month.
- Transport: train, ferry, bus, car, llama (well you never know).
Our Eurotour – aka the ‘Bollux to Brexit’ tour – will take us to a number of wonderful European cities (see image caption above).
When we reach certain cities, I’ll be posting a short extract from a crime novel or thriller focused on the place in question, giving an insight into the city’s geography, architecture, history, politics, food…
The featured cities are as follows:
- Hamburg, Germany
- Copenhagen, Denmark
- Stockholm, Sweden
- Helsinki, Finland
- Tallinn, Estonia
- Riga, Latvia
- Olsztyn, Poland
- Berlin, Germany
Each extract will be accompanied by a few photos I’ve taken while out and about (I suspect there will be a bit of an emphasis on food…and beer…).
I won’t give away which crime novels I’ve picked out, but here’s a little teaser for you…
Our first extract, for the Hanseatic city of Hamburg, contains the following sentence:
The time in Hamburg was a few moments after eleven in the morning, and the footpath leading to the jetty was speckled with sunlight and dead leaves.
Just for fun: Who is the author? And in which novel does this elegant sentence appear?
And if you’d like some reading ideas for European crime fiction, then head here: