Monthly Archives: July 2009

>Ann Cleeves, Raven Black (2006)

>On the first pages of this book we meet Magnus who is sitting all alone in his kitchen right after midnight. It is New Year´s Eve, and he keeps the light on because someone might turn up after all. Rather … Continue reading

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>The Visitor IV

>See part III here. ”Do you have anything at all which can justify spending our resources on this case again?” The superintendent tapped his pen against the green blotting pad. Margaret Johnson kicked her colleague underneath the table. This meeting … Continue reading

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>DJ´s Bait in the Box # 26

> [This week´s bait was eaten by yours truly] This British crime novel is not a debut but the first in a series. “Her concentration was so fierce, and everything seemed unreal here, surrounded by the reflected light which made … Continue reading

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>The Visitor III

>See part two here. She remembered the heavy soup of pity she had whirled around in for so long. Pity, or even worse, ill-concealed curiosity. “Wasn´t it your mom who …?” All their sticky eyes and the whispered remarks about … Continue reading

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> As I am going out tonight, I will just show you my latest blog awards: I have received the new and very special I Keep Coming Back For More Award. Thank you very much Kerrie, Mysteries in Paradise and … Continue reading

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>The Visitor II

>See part I here. ”What do you feel about it all today?” The psychologist folded her hands on the table and let silence fill the room. Emma ran her fingers through her blonde hair while she did her best to … Continue reading

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>The Visitor I

> [Danske læsere kan eventuelt følge med her: Skrive-Bloggen] Yes, I do know I brought this short writing exercise some time ago. In the meantime I have made it into a real short story, however. Part two will be brought … Continue reading

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>To Read – or Not to Read?

>I am sure all book bloggers know the dilemma: you are reading a book that doesn´t really catch your interest. Should you read on, blog about it – or just put it down and pick another one from the shelf? … Continue reading

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>John Sandford, Winter Prey aka The Ice Man (1993)

>The fifth book in the American Lucas Davenport series. The reader knows from the beginning that the murderer calls himself The Iceman, but don´t know his real identity. The Iceman prepares himself for the cold and moves into a remote … Continue reading

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>Things you (probably) didn´t know

> [Photo: an unusually well-equipped bathroom – the cottage in Scotland] Uncohoardination Literary chaos in the shape of a mountain of TBR books stored in no particular order. You didn´t know that? I thought so. Neither did I. For more … Continue reading

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