>DJs Bait in the Box (Gæt en bog)

“No more truffles were foraged and the object which she had unearthed was of no interest to her. It lay exposed on the chestnut-coloured soil, white, fanlike, unmistakeably what it was, a human hand.”

The quotation above is meant as an appetizer for my next book review. The rules are as follows:
1) if you think you can guess who wrote it, please post your guess.
2) if you recognize the quotation, please post a clue to other readers – do not spoil the fun by giving too much away.

DJs Gæt-en-Bog
“Der blev ikke fundet flere trøfler, og den genstand, hun havde gravet frem, havde ingen interesse for hende. Den lå frit fremme på den kastanjefarvede jord, hvid, vifteformet, umiskendeligt en menneskehånd.” (min oversættelse).

Citatet er tænkt som en appetitvækker forud for min næste anmeldelse. Reglerne kommer her:
1) hvis du tror, du kan gætte forfatteren, så skriv venligst en kommentar.
2) hvis du genkender citatet, så vær sød bare at skrive et nyt hint til andre læsere.

NB: bogen er, så vidt jeg ved, endnu ikke oversat til dansk. – og det er jo også en slags spor.

About Dorte Hummelshøj Jakobsen

I am a Danish teacher. In my spare time I read, write and review crime fiction.
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17 Responses to >DJs Bait in the Box (Gæt en bog)

  1. maxine says:

    >I think I know this one. I don’t want to spoil, so I will suggest that it is an author who writes under two names, and the one used in the book from which this comes is one in which the initial of the first name is the same as the initial of the second name.

  2. Beth F says:

    >Nope, this one doesn’t ring a bell — not even with Maxine’s hints. I’ll have to think some more.

  3. Julia Smith says:

    >It doesn’t suggest a book to me, but I don’t read much crime fiction. Meanwhile, I adore your beautiful, gorgeous tin. Can you tell I collect tins? Your new feature is a great idea, Dorte H. I just love your name! One of my dearest friends has the family name of Dort.

  4. >I suspect it is an author who writes under two names – but if I’m guessing correctly, there’s no relationship between the names.One “persona” is used to write crime fiction, the other is used to write a slightly different, more sinister maybe style?

  5. >I have found the quotation on my TBR shelf. An Irish connection and part of the title was used by a Scottish crime writer.

  6. Dorte H says:

    >I can see I should have made a plan for which role I am going to play in this (scratching my head). Perhaps I´d better just watch & enjoy? (and get my book read). Julia, I also love this Dutch tin which is, I believe, a candy box.

  7. Maxine says:

    >I think Karen C and I are thinking along same lines. Another clue, this author’s main character shares the same name as a town in Ireland.Is this correct?

  8. Dorte H says:

    >Oh, now I finally got the Ireland hint! I tried to google to find a connection but geography is not one of my strong points 😀

  9. Maxine says:

    >Dorte, I think you are not supposed to be guessing in this game, you are supposed to know the answer 😉 😉 😉

  10. splummer says:

    >Hi!Have absolutely no idea! But it sounds interesting! Love the tin, I also collect tins! Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great day!!Sherrie

  11. Kerrie says:

    >This came from a novel that features an aging British detective with the Irish-town sounding name, penned by the author who writes under 2 names, whose ‘real’ second name is the first name of her alias, but who holds a german sounding peerage. How’s that?

  12. >Maxine – sounds very much like we’ve both been heading in the same direction for quite a while now 🙂

  13. WhereDunnit says:

    >My first thought was that it was from the latest in a long series set in a fictional town in Sussex with a detective who surely should have retired ages ago. The venerable and ancient superintendent I’m thinking of has a wife and two daughters, one of whom he gets on with better than the other. He also has a ‘young’ aide Inspector, who has grown older alongside him!

  14. Dorte H says:

    >How clever you all are 🙂 And Maxine, as I am neither God nor a narrator, I don´t have to be omniscient 🙂

  15. Bogsider says:

    >I don’t know unfortunately. But from all the other guesses about this being an author with two names, I am asking/guessing that the author once wrote a book which had to do with the main character’s connection to Denmark???

  16. Dorte H says:

    >Louise: I really believe you are on the right track.

  17. Elizabeth says:

    >You commented about my blog header. I made it in Photoshop Elements, very simple. I took a picture of an antique map that had some colors in it and cut out a small square piece of the map. Then I just pasted and rotated it several times, so it looks like something different and blends together. The text is just a second layer. Picking the font I liked was the hardest part!Thanks for the compliment.

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