Monthly Archives: May 2009

>Kurt Aust & Dan Brown

>The Norwegian thriller, The Invisible Brothers by Kurt Aust has not been translated into English. To some extent it may be compared to Dan Brown´s The Da Vinci Code as the story involves codes, alchemy, conspiracies and mysterious brotherhoods. An … Continue reading

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>Andrea Camilleri, Madpakketyven (2006)

>Oversat fra italiensk (1996), tredje bog i serien om den sicilianske kommissær Montalbano. En tuneser bliver skudt ombord på en fiskerbåd, og morgentvære Montalbano bliver trukket ud af sin varme seng. Kort efter bliver den 63-årige hr Lapecora fundet myrdet … Continue reading

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>Karin Fossum, Når djævelen holder lyset (2001)

>Bogen er norske Karin Fossums femte kriminalroman eller thriller om Konrad Sejer. ”En køn fyr på atten år, med et smalt ansigt og uregerligt hår. Køn siger jeg, det er jeg storsindet nok til. Så køn, at han kom for … Continue reading

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>DJ’s Bait in the Box # 19

> [This week´s box belongs to Cathy, Kittling: Books] This novel is not the first in a series. “… behind him the cellar hatch is open. He did not heed it, he was shuffling, but I could see he was … Continue reading

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>The Key

>Write about a conflict. Time: c 20 minutes. [For en dansk version af teksten se her] Joan is scrutinizing the flat, cold piece of metal and the key ring with the horseshoe. The key to Susan´s flat. It should have … Continue reading

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>Stop Cuts to Languages

>Lauren, one of my ´regulars´, wrote this comment on my blog the other day.Lauren, I agree that this is important so even if it is not crime-related, I have decided to bring your request here, hoping that some of my … Continue reading

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>Italian Food for Thought

>Finally I have come across Andrea Camilleri, Italian crime writer, whom I have heard so much about via English bloggers. Unfortunately not the first in the series, but this one will have to do for now. I am not going … Continue reading

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>Colin Dexter, Last Bus to Woodstock (1975)

>This British novel is the first in the Inspector Morse series. Two young girls give up on the bus to Woodstock and decide to try to get a lift. Soon after one of them is found murdered in the parking … Continue reading

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>Håkan Nesser & Humour

>Jane, blogging in Danish from Birmingham, wrote an interesting comment on my Nesser review the other day: I love Nesser, but have only been able to lay my hands on the first two van Veteeren novels -I really enjoyed them! … Continue reading

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>DJ’s Bait in the Box # 18

> [The beautiful and very suitable box belongs to Julia, A Piece of My Mind] I have been off-line for HOURS! – so what you see is what you get. This book is the first in a famous series. “Carefully … Continue reading

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