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[Though we have a fairly good camera, I could not capture them in a picture]

Superstition, ghosts, visions etc seem to be part of a rather strong trend within crime fiction right now.
In August I reviewed ten novels, and in four of them superstition and ghosts played a certain role:

My Soul to Take (Iceland)
The Coroner´s Lunch (Laos)
Aberystwyth Mon Amour (Wales)
True Murder (Ghana/Britain)

Personally, I think superstition can give a story local flavour, but in a proper crime novel the denouement should not depend on anything supernatural.

What do you think of the combination of crime and the supernatural?

About Dorte Hummelshøj Jakobsen

I am a Danish teacher. In my spare time I read, write and review crime fiction.
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