Monthly Archives: January 2011

>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 or  .

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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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>Thy´s Day # 38

> It is quite difficult to get around in Thy without getting your feet wet right now.  Some of our migrants seem to enjoy that, however. What they don´t like is yours truly trying to shoot them at close range.  … Continue reading

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>DJ´s Bait in the Box # 86

> This novel is the first in a still fairly short series: “It was as black in the closet as old blood. They had shoved me in and locked the door. I breathed heavily through my nose, fighting desperately to … Continue reading

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>About Cross-Eyed Screwdrivers or …

>I still have some structural problems with the plot of “The Halloween Murderer”, but I think I can come up with a couple of sentences: @font-face { font-family: “Calibri”;}p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-size: 11pt; … Continue reading

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>B is for Blood

>Thank you to Kerrie for hosting the Alphabet in Crime Fiction When you read crime fiction, you are bound to come across a spot of blood – or a haemorrhage – quite often. And it seems that those of my … Continue reading

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>Jussi Adler-Olsen, Fasandræberne (2008)

> Denne danske politikrimi er den anden i serien om afdeling Q. Se min anmeldelse af den første på min ´forsøgs-blog´. Carl Mørcks sommerferie er forbi, og han savner allerede den næste ferie, men hans mystiske assistant Assad er evigt … Continue reading

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>Catching the Blogger Reading

> Weekly Geeks:  “This week, for a Geeky assignment, how about a picture? A self portrait of sorts. I think it would be fun if you all took a picture of yourself (or have someone help you most likely) reading … Continue reading

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