Category Archives: review

Miscellaneous

Again, a reading report from my corner of the world. The first one was a gift, I bought the other two myself. Simon Beckett, Whispers of the Dead (2009) I enjoyed the third David Hunter mystery a lot, but I … Continue reading

Posted in American, British, cozy mystery, Deborah Sharp, review, review 2012, Simon Beckett | 6 Comments

A bout of Sophie Hannah

After having stared at volume four of the Charlie Zailer and Simon Waterhouse series for two years, I broke down and added to my TBR by ordering volume three. As the kind donor of book four and five said, it … Continue reading

Posted in British, review, review 2012, Sophie Hannah | 6 Comments

Oldies but (mostly) goodies

I am alive and reading – now and then. Three mini or micro reviews. Three British books – all gifts, and I recommend the first two for anyone who likes a traditional mystery. The third one is a fast-paced thriller. … Continue reading

Posted in British, Reginald Hill, review, review 2012, Ruth Rendell | Tagged | 13 Comments

Nordic Crime in March

Lately I have read two Nordic mysteries (both library books). First Håkan Nesser, a Swedish stand-alone called “The Worms (or the Snakes) on Carmine Street”. Not translated into English yet. A mystery which has a couple of things in common … Continue reading

Posted in Håkan Nesser, Icelandic, review, review 2012, Swedish, Yrsa Sigurdardottir | 8 Comments

Lene Kaaberbøl, Kadaverdoktoren (2010)

[This Danish thriller by Lene Kaaberbøl, one half of the boy-in-the-suitcase duo, is the first in a series of historical fiction. It is set in France in the 1890s and offers a very strong and stubborn female protagonist who never … Continue reading

Posted in Danish, Lene Kaaberbøl, review, review 2012 | 9 Comments

Flu, fly, flum…

Delirious? Not quite – but decidedly unwell all of last week. A short report of what I read (as you won´t want to hear what else I was doing)   June Whyte, Chasing Can Be Murder (2010) Australian debut, amateur … Continue reading

Posted in American, Australian, Beth Mathison, Betty Webb, Danish, Inger Wolf, June Whyte, Ransom Riggs, review, review 2012 | 9 Comments

Elizabeth Spann Craig, A Dyeing Shame (2011)

American cosy mystery, featuring Myrtle Clover. (What I expected when I bought this volume was that it would be the first in the series, but just before I dug into it, I read via Elizabeth´s blog that she had edited … Continue reading

Posted in American, Elizabeth Spann Craig, review, review 2012 | 9 Comments

Sissel-Jo Gazan, Dinosaurens fjer (2008)

Jeg har læst en række meget blandede anmeldelser af denne danske krimi, men den meget langsomme antithriller var en positiv overraskelse. Biblioteksbog. Jeg nød den meget anderledes krimi, som bruger masser af tid på at udfolde hovedpersonen Annas problemer med … Continue reading

Posted in Danish, review, review 2012, Sissel-Jo Gazan | 6 Comments

Elsebeth Egholm, Tre hundes nat (2011)

- one good thing about being tired and overworked is that I have read a handful of library books on the sofa this week. All in Danish, but I will write a few words in English about the books that … Continue reading

Posted in Danish, Elsebeth Egholm, review, review 2012 | 1 Comment

Quentin Bates, Frozen Out (2011)

This police procedural by a British writer, Icelandic setting, is the first Gunnhildur Gisladottir mystery. I have wanted to read this series since I met Quentin Bates during CrimeFest last year, but as you know, I have tried hard to … Continue reading

Posted in British, Icelandic, Quentin Bates, review, review 2012 | 9 Comments