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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