Monthly Archives: June 2009

>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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>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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