Thursday Tea: Borkmann’s Point by Hakan Nesser

Thursday Tea is a lovely meme hosted by Anastasia at Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog.  I first found it through the wonderful Beth Fish Reads. I’ve been gone a bit, but now I’m back with it… Here’s how it works: Tell us what tea you are drinking (and if you like it). And then tell us what book are you reading (and if you like it). Finally, tell us if they go together.

The tea:

We’re back to an old favourite here: Tesco’s Soothing Lemon and Camomile Tea.  With the weather swinging between pleasant sun, hail, and torrential thunderstorms, my sinuses have been acting as a vaguely painful barometer. This tea helps.  Of course, I think that a shot of some sort of Swedish liqueur would go better with the book.

The book:

borkmannBorkmann’s Point by Hakan Nesser is the first of the Inspector Van Veeteren mysteries to be translated into English.  It was a quick read; I picked it up yesterday, and I had finished it by this morning.  That said, the characters were engaging, and the mystery was…soothing. Although it does concern some terrible crimes (there IS a marauding ax-murderer), the book seems to avoid the horrific feeling so familiar in some of the mysteries I have read recently. Van Veeteren is a solid and dependable man–and he may grow more complicated as the series goes on, but I appreciated his steadfastness in this book.

Do they go together?

Well, they worked for me.  Of course, it was pouring down rain then.  Now that the sunshine is out, I’m craving some “proper” Iced Tea. (The likes of which I’ve yet to see in England, I’m afraid).

What are you reading and drinking this week?