Monthly Archives: July 2010

>Now you may come

> Ready for visitors tomorrow

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>Linda Castillo, Sworn to Silence (2009)

> This thriller/police procedural is the first in the series about Kate Burkholder. I bought it myself. In quiet Painters Mill, Ohio, Officer T.J. Banks finds the body of a naked woman the snow. Some marks on her body make … Continue reading

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>Thy´s Day # 20

> Denmark´s smallest village church.Lodbjerg, Thy (c 1450-1550)

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>DJ´s Bait in the Box # 68

> This novel is the first in a series, and the writer is new to me, but hopefully some of you will recognize the quotation. “My heart drops into my stomach when I notice more blood on her abdomen, just … Continue reading

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> After some really good writing days my discipline slipped a bit yesterday so instead of adding another 500 words or so to my novel, I wrote a flash story, based on ´memory overflow´, or perhaps the kind of ´extra … Continue reading

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> Don´t worry, I haven´t had any serious head injuries recently! One of the great things of rubbing your shoulders with creme de la crime is that you learn so many useful tricks of the trade. From my friend Elizabeth … Continue reading

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>Caroline Graham, Death of a Hollow Man (1989)

>This cosy mystery is the second in the series about Chief Inspector Barnaby. My family and I have loved watching “Midsomer Murders” for ages, but though I am such a great fan of Tom Barnaby and his family, I did … Continue reading

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>DJ´s Bait in the Box # 67

>No, this crime novel is not German, I just thought the Mozart box was quite appropriate anyway. Do you remember this slightly old novel – or perhaps the film? (Hint: it is one of my favourite tv-series). “He lifted the … Continue reading

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>Leighton Gage, Blood of the Wicked (2007)

>This Brazilian crime novel is the first in the Chief Inspector Mario Silva series. Already from the first page I enjoyed the language and setting of this one. We are in Brazil, in the town Cascatas do Pontal, where bishop … Continue reading

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>Help found

>I had planned a regular bait-in-the-box post today, but the weather is wonderful (neither too hot nor too cold) so I am sitting in my wonderful nook together with a cosy muse. But I can tell you that I have … Continue reading

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