Category Archives: 2010 global reading challenge

>Challenge Pressure

>I thought that a reading challenge with an expert level forcing the participants to read 14 novels from all over the world would be enough for most people. But no, I am surrounded by reading extremists so yesterday I gave … Continue reading

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>Raymond Khoury, The Sign (2009)

>This thriller is the writer´s third novel. Khoury was born in Lebanon but lives in London today. In the prologue we meet a person who is plunging into a deep cleft in a jeep, pursued by a helicopter. He takes … Continue reading

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>Paul Cleave, Cemetery Lake (2008)

>This thriller from New Zealand is the author´s third. I chose this one for the title because I wanted one I could use for both my reading challenges. The novel is well-written and captures one´s attention immediately (though it is … Continue reading

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>Vicki Delany, Valley of the Lost (2009)

>[Denne krimi er ikke oversat til dansk] This Canadian police procedural is the second in the Constable Molly Smith series. Lucky Smith hears a baby cry in the bushes outside the Trafalgar Women´s Support Centre. She follows the sound, and … Continue reading

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>2010 Global Reading Challenge – Progress

>So far I have read and reviewed five out of fourten crime novels – see the blue links. Africa:1) Yaba Badoe, True Murder, Ghana (TBR)2) Deon Meyer, Blood Safari? Rob Marsh, Beasts of Prey? Margie Orford, Blood Rose (S. Africa) … Continue reading

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>Megan Abbott, Bury me Deep (2009)

>Reviewed for the 2010 Global Reading Challenge, North America, America. This crime novel is American writer Megan Abbott´s fourth book. I won it in a competition. The plot begins when Doctor Seeley goes to Mexico to work in the mining … Continue reading

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>James Thompson, Snow Angels (2010)

>[Denne krimi er ikke udgivet på dansk endnu, men da den amerikansk-fødte forfatter er bosat i Finland, og hans første engelske krimi er af rigtig god kvalitet, må man næsten regne med den dukker op i Skandinavien inden så længe.] … Continue reading

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>Matt Rees, The Bethlehem Murders (2007)

>[Dansk titel: Kollaboratøren fra Betlehem, 2008] US title: The Collaborator of Bethlehem Read for the 2010 Global Reading Challenge (Asia) + What´s in a Name Challenge (place). This novel is Matt Rees´ debut. The writer lives in Israel, and as … Continue reading

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>Simone van der Vlugt, The Reunion (2009)

>[Denne roman er ikke oversat til dansk] This novel is the author´s first crime novel, a psychological thriller translated from Dutch. The book is subtitled Never Go Back, and I must admit that even without having read several enthusiastic reviews … Continue reading

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>Peter Temple, Bad Debts (1996)

>[Denne australske krimi er ikke oversat til dansk, men det er den prisbelønnede “Den knuste kyst” fra 2008] Australian debut, the first in the Jack Irish series, and my first Global Reading Challenge Review. A taste of the style (p … Continue reading

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