Monthly Archives: June 2009

>Bodies in Baths

>Thank you to the visitors who played along (see below). What surprises me is that no one has suggested Dorothy L. Sayers´ famous body in the bath “Whose Body” – the very first Lord Peter Wimsey story from 1923. The … Continue reading

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>Just a teaser …

>I promise a longer post with a name and a nice quotation later today – especially if you leave some comments for me. I am reading a really nice crime story with a body in a bath – who could … Continue reading

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>Liza Marklund, Hedebølge (2000)

>Denne krimi er Liza Marklunds anden bog om journalisten Annika Bengtson (svensk: Studio Sex, 1999) men handlingen foregår nogle år før Marklunds debut, Nedtælling (svensk: Sprängaren, 1998). I denne bog hører vi om Annikas tid som elev på Kvällspressen. Liget … Continue reading

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>A McCall Smith, The No 1 Ladies´ Detective Agency (1998)

>This book, written by a Scottish author, is the first in the series, and my fourth cozy mystery review. Mma Ramotswe inherits her father´s cattle, sells the herd at the right time, and spends the money on a detective bureau, … Continue reading

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>DJ’s Bait in the Box # 22

>This Scandinavian novel is not the first in the series – but might seem so. “There´s a dead girl in Kronoberg Park.” This one had the breathless voice of a heavy drug user. Amphetamines perhaps.She took her eyes away from … Continue reading

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>Abstinenser?

>Enden er nær.I dag begyndte ”uge 10”. Sidste uge af Saxos online forfatterskole.Jeg afleverede min sidste øvelse lidt over midnat, og selv om jeg formelt har rettet opgaver hele dagen, har jeg nu kigget ind en del gange, kommenteret andres … Continue reading

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>What I Am Reading

>I have just begun reading Alexander McCall Smith, The No. 1 Ladies´ Detective Agency. Meet the detective, Mma Ramotswe: “Mma Ramotswe had a detective agency in Africa, at the foot of Kgale Hill. These were its assets: a tiny white … Continue reading

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>In His White Shirt

> [Dansk version af teksten] Describe a feeling without using the word. Which feeling do you think I tried to describe? I try not to stare at my father in the white shirt. While I take off my jacket, I … Continue reading

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>Elizabeth George, Well-Schooled in Murder (1990)

>This novel is the third in the series about Inspector Lynley and Barbara Havers. See my review of George´s debut. In the first chapter of this crime novel, the working-class couple Kevin and Patsy Whateley are thrown into any parent´s … Continue reading

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>Cold Feet

>The good news (seen from my point of view) is that I have just finished correcting my first mountain of exam papers!The bad news is that there is no way I can read 400 pages– and write a reasonable review … Continue reading

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