Category Archives: short story

>Vintage Short Stories from Denmark

>As part of the Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge I have tried to read some stories that are a bit out of my usual diet. Here are three old stories from Denmark, all from “The Most Interesting Stories of All Nations”, … Continue reading

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>Bogudfordringen – februars noveller.

>En opsamlingspost om de tre novellesamlinger, jeg fik læst i februar. Den første i bogform, de to andre som e-bøger. At det blev tre amerikanske forfattere, er helt tilfældigt. Først læste jeg Roald Dahls Kispus (1978), først udgivet på engelsk … Continue reading

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>Laura Lippman, Hardly Knew Her III

> This is the third and final post about Lippman´s collection of short stories. Easy as A-B-CThis is the story about a contractor who ends up redecorating his grandparents´ old house for a very charming, new buyer. I liked this … Continue reading

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>Laura Lippman, Hardly Knew Her II

> This is the second post about Lippman´s collection of short stories. The Babysitter´s Code“The rules, the real ones, have seldom been written down, yet every girl knows them.” Read this story about the young babysitter Terri Snyder, and you´ll never … Continue reading

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>Laura Lippman, Hardly Knew Her (2008)

> This is a collection of very different American short stories, the first part set in Baltimore. The Crack Cocaine DietKelley and her friend Molly have just dropped their boyfriends which is why they need a quick diet and new … Continue reading

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>Roald Dahl stories (1959)

> My third and last post about Dahl´s collection, Kiss, Kiss (1959) Georgy Porgy  This is the story of George the vicar who is not exactly confident around women. A long story, including a rat experiment which is supposed to … Continue reading

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>F is for Flash Fiction

>Thank you, Kerrie, for hosting the weekly Crime Fiction Alphabet. Flash is glimpses of angst, paranoia, dark humour – anything that lurks beneath the suburban facade. I have read the second half of Cathryn Grant´s collection, “Flash Fiction for the … Continue reading

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>Roald Dahl stories & An Interview

>Meet me today in an interview on Maxon Canyon´s blog “Thoughts in Progress”. I hope you´ll join me/us – and remember to take a look at Mason´s cool blog.  ——————————————– Roald Dahl, Parson´s Pleasure + Mrs Bixby and the Colonel´s … Continue reading

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>E is for Electronic Pleasures

>[Kerrie´s alphabet meme + two-sentence Tuesday, Women of Mystery - a bit early] Do you know how many free or cheap pleasures you can find out there? IF you can read electronic texts in one way or the other. (If … Continue reading

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>Roald Dahl, Kiss, Kiss (1959)

> In January I read two “crime novels published before 2000″ for my Danish reading challenge. In February we have to read at least one collection of short stories so I have picked up this collection of the late British … Continue reading

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