Monthly Archives: October 2009

>Spring Cleaning

>Not quite the right season, is it? What I should give you is a story called “The Blue Vase”, but what you see is what you get today: My writing course exercise 1 (Dialogue; working title = breaking up). ”I … Continue reading

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>Barbara Vine, A Dark-Adapted Eye (1986)

>Review no 100! This psychological thriller is the first one crime fiction writer Ruth Rendell wrote under the pen name Barbara Vine. In the first chapter, the reader learns that Vera Hillyard, Faith´s aunt, was executed for murder several years … Continue reading

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>DJ´s Bait in the Box # 38

> [This ´delicious´ bait box belongs to Bookwitch.] This thriller is not the author´s debut, yet in some sense a beginning. “There was one crumb of comfort for him. No one knew. If today the head cashier remarked upon Vera´s … Continue reading

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>R.D. Wingfield, Night Frost (1992)

>[Udgivet på dansk under titlen Nattens Frost i 1995] This police procedural is the third in the series about Detective Inspector Jack Frost. The main case at the beginning of this story is the disappearance of fifteen-year-old Paula Bartlett, but … Continue reading

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>D for Dexter

> For this week´s alphabet meme I considered titles with the word death in them, but there are far too many. Instead I decided to call attention to the very best twentieth century D: Colin Dexter, the author of thirteen … Continue reading

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>The Blue Vase

>Weekend post. As my readers seemed to enjoy participating in my September game by offering ideas for a story about these shoes, I will try to do something similar in October. So here you have a blue vase. Where might … Continue reading

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>Helen Fitzgerald, Dead Lovely (2007)

>This thriller is the author´s debut. Helen Fitzgerald grew up in Australia, but has made her career as a writer in Glasgow. As the bait quotation shows, we are told on the very first page that Krissie, the main character, … Continue reading

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