Monthly Archives: June 2009

>A Holiday Bait in a Pill Box

>For my holidays, I am only going to bring one book. A crime novel about someone who walks along the beach and comes across a body. WHO could have written that?Please leave your suggestions of authors and titles (there must … Continue reading

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>Kirsten Holst, The Young, rich and beautiful (1976)

>This Danish novel has not been translated into English, but as I use it as part of my Cozy Mystery Challenge, I will try to convey the style and atmosphere of it. (A free, abridged translation of the dialogue on … Continue reading

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>Kate Atkinson, Case Histories (2004)

>This crime novel is Scottish Kate Atkinson´s fourth novel, but the first one with the private detective Jackson Brodie. It sets out with three stories of loss. First we meet the Land family; the brilliant mathematician Victor Land, his much … Continue reading

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>Weekly Geeks # 24: trivia

>Weekly Geeks is another activity I have not had time to participate in for several weeks, but this week offers a good opportunity to write a crime-related post: ask some book trivia questions. Here we go. How many first names … Continue reading

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>Martin Edwards, The Arsenic Labyrinth (2007)

>[Denne serie er desværre ikke oversat til dansk] ”You´d never believe it to look at me now, but once upon a time I killed a man.” In this third novel about DCI Hannah Scarlett, head of the Cold Case Review … Continue reading

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>Plotting and holidaying

>Yesterday my exams ended.Today …. sleeping, washing, no definite plans … the first of a long row of holidays! Plotting!I have spent most of the afternoon working through the world´s most fantastic crime plot – 1300 words about a plot … Continue reading

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>DJ´s Bait in the Box # 23

> The delicious box belongs to Elizabeth, Thoughts from an Evil Overlord [Denne bog er desværre ikke oversat til dansk] This British novel is not the first in the series. “Guy was stretched out in a coffin, but he wasn´t … Continue reading

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>Ann Cleeves, Hidden Depths (2007)

>[Denne serie er desværre ikke oversat til dansk – i hvert fald ikke endnu] Julia Armstrong comes home late from her first night out with ´the girls´ for ages, only to find her sixteen-year-old son Luke drowned in the bath … Continue reading

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>HIGHLIGHTS II (post no 200)

>See the first part.En dansk version: Karaktermordet.IV. Shellfish Firmer will not listen. He will not speak either. He is still purple in his shriveled face after a particularly acid outburst which got stuck in his narrow windpipe. On the contrary, … Continue reading

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>HIGHLIGHTS. A Novel in Six Parts

>[Thanks to Maxine for the brilliant title. This is the last writing exercise of ten] I. The main character has a project. II. An obstacle. III. An attempt to overcome the obstacle. IV. Crisis. V. Temporary failure. VI. Final success … Continue reading

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