Monthly Archives: April 2010

>Louise Doughty, Honey-Dew aka An English Murder (1998)

>This British novel is the writer´s third. The genre is called satirical cozy, or cozy noir. The peaceful environment in dusty Nether Bowston may point toward cozy mystery, but the story of Gemma Cowper who fails her O-levels and whose … Continue reading

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>Thy´s Day # 14

> I had planned to show you our pretty anemones today,but I have run into camera problemsso here you have last month´s books and flowers instead.

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>DJ´s Bait in the Box # 63

>Have you read this crime novel which is from another millennium – but only just: “It was four days before the bodies were discovered, by which time Mr Cowper had begun to mottle. He was lying underneath the kitchen window, … Continue reading

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>Sunshine Award

>A blog whose “contagious positivity and creativity inspire others in the blogging universe.” My, that sounds great, doesn´t it? My kind and generous blogging friend, Margot, Confessions of a Mystery Novelist, has sent the beautiful award with the flattering epithets … Continue reading

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>Creating Characters

> Right now I am revising a Danish manuscript of 85,000 words so this is a process that takes some times. One of the problems is my protagonist. She is a 29-year-old middle class girl, and to be honest, she … Continue reading

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>Denise Mina, Resolution (2001)

>This Scottish novel is the third part of the Garnethill trilogy. Reviews of Garnethill and Exile. After the first two, I had great expectations to the grand finale, and the first page sounds promising, don´t you think? “The police were … Continue reading

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>Martin Edwards, The Serpent Pool (2010)

>This British crime novel is the fourth Hannah Scarlett and Daniel Kind story. As indicated in my bait quotation, the story begins when affluent George Saffell is trapped in a fire together with his beloved collection of books. A few … Continue reading

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>Thy´s Day # 13


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>DJ´s Bait in the Box # 62

> [This pretty box belongs to Kerrie, Mysteries in Paradise] I have a tasty tidbit for you this week. If you have read the novel, I am sure you will remember this quotation. And if not, I am sure you … Continue reading

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>M.C. Beaton, Death of an Outsider (1988)

>This is the fourth Hamish Macbeth story. “Hamish hated change almost as much as he hated work. He had the tenancy of some croft land next to the police station at Lochdubh, where he kept a small herd of sheep, … Continue reading

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