Monthly Archives: January 2011

>C should be for Crime, not Cleaning or Cooking

> I am still circling around in Yorkshire, trying to add a bit of suspense to my Halloween mystery. I quite like my set of quirky villagers, but if they have secrets, they guard them far too well. The funny … Continue reading

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>Mit bedste snefoto – my best snow shot.

> Jeg har lige meldt mig til Blogkvinder 40+ og vil selvfølgelig gerne deltage i “Mit bedste snefoto”. Her er to snebilleder, jeg bragte sidste år i januar, og jeg vil nu overlade det til læseren at bestemme, om I … Continue reading

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>Camilla Läckberg, Havfruen (2010)

> Bogen er sjette bind af den svenske Erica Falck og Patrik Hedstrøm-serie. Magnus Kjellner, tilsyneladende en tilfreds og ligevægtig familiefar, forsvinder sporløst. Tre måneder senere debuterer Ericas ven, bibliotekaren Christian Thydell, som romanforfatter. “Havfruen” får en fantastisk modtagelse og … Continue reading

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>And the winner is…

> Two weeks ago I announced a competition to celebrate my second blog anniversary. The winner is Margaret of BooksPlease.  Congratulations, Margaret, and let me know if you want a gift voucher from Amazon.com or Amazon.uk.  .

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>John Buchan, The Thirty-Nine Steps (1915)

> This so-called dime novel is the Scottish writer´s debut. After several years in South Africa Richard Hannay feels terribly bored by the London weather and his countrymen. “…the amusements of London seemed as flat as soda-water that has been … Continue reading

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>Blogging – a Contemporary Literary Practice

>“DJ´s Krimiblog – a Study of a Contemporary Literary Practice” – this is the title of a paper my daughter wrote in December (she studies comparative literature). After a course on literary culture, she decided to take a closer look … Continue reading

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>Alan Bradley, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (2009)

> [Dansk titel: Flavia de Luce og hævneren fra Ulster, 2010. De to første kapitler kan læses på Saxos hjemmeside]  This debut is written by a Canadian but set in Britain in the 1950s. On the very first page eleven-year-old … Continue reading

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