Monthly Archives: March 2010

>DJ´s Bait in the Box # 60

>This crime novel is a debut and the first in a rather short series. “Douglas was tied into the blue kitchen chair with several strands of rope. His throat had been cut clean across, right back to the vertebra, his … Continue reading

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>A City is a City is a City

>When English readers read Scandinavian crime fiction, they sometimes ask for a stronger sense of place. As someone dwelling in the area I cannot help thinking that Copenhagen and Stockholm are cities like any other so what do people expect? … Continue reading

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>X for Xenophobia

>A contribution to Kerrie´s alphabet meme, written by a not very famous writer. She stretches out her hand towards the tomatoes. Her sleeve brushes gaudy, tropical fruit and her nose twitches at the exotic scents. She checks her shopping list. … Continue reading

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>Jane Casey, The Missing (2010)

>This thriller is the British writer´s debut. The main character, Sarah Finch, lost her older brother when she was eight years old. Charlie walked away from home one afternoon and never came back so her parents, especially her mother, have … Continue reading

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>The Red Sofa

>[Thank you to Ann Cleeves who threw out a red sofa – and inspired me to write the story] Someone has left a red sofa in our drive. In medias res, so to speak. Is this installation art, or some … Continue reading

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>Thy´s Day # 10

> I am sure you cannot see any difference betweenthese little miracles and the ones I posted last spring. BUT THEY ARE FINALLY HERE – AND I WANT TO SHARE THEM WITH ALL OF YOU

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>Trick or Treat

>Do you remember that I promised to down-size a few days ago? You may wonder what I meant as I have blogged every day so far. Well, at least some of my posts are tiny, and to prove I meant … Continue reading

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>Elly Griffiths, The Crossing Places (2009)

>This novel is the British author´s crime debut, and the first in the Ruth Galloway series. I have the second on my shelf, and I promise to read it before long. Ms Galloway is a forensic archaeologist in the fictional … Continue reading

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>W for Wahlöö

> This week´s letter of Kerrie´s alphabet meme is W. Just a short recommendation of the famous Martin Beck series, written by the Swedish couple Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö in the 1960s and 1970s. Their ´story about a crime´ … Continue reading

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> [Spring flowers of yesteryear] It is probably a good idea to think about one´s blog once in a while – why am I blogging? Is my blog what I wanted it to be, or are there things I ought … Continue reading

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