Monthly Archives: February 2011

>Laura Lippman, Hardly Knew Her (2008)

> This is a collection of very different American short stories, the first part set in Baltimore. The Crack Cocaine DietKelley and her friend Molly have just dropped their boyfriends which is why they need a quick diet and new … Continue reading

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>Just playing around

> I bought a new programme today that makes it much easier for me to experiment with pictures – and book covers, as you can see. And as I have promised myself I will be much more professionel when I … Continue reading

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>Declan Burke, The Big O (2007)

> This love … eh caper crime story is the writer´s second novel. No, of course a male Irish writer doesn´t write love stories. Yet… No, certainly not. “Except what Karen remembered best was his eyes in the split-second when … Continue reading

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>Thy´s Day # 39

> Does she really look like someone who is ready for eighty birthday guests? No comments  – but if you want a quiet, dignified birthday party,  you may consider NOT inviting your siblings!

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>Roald Dahl stories (1959)

> My third and last post about Dahl´s collection, Kiss, Kiss (1959) Georgy Porgy  This is the story of George the vicar who is not exactly confident around women. A long story, including a rat experiment which is supposed to … Continue reading

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>Two-Sentence Tuesday

> After an extraordinary week, I settled down to write again yesterday. Not my novel yet, it may take a few days until I am back in full swing, but I wrote a flash fiction story.  Two-Sentence Tuesday is hosted … Continue reading

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>F is for Flash Fiction

>Thank you, Kerrie, for hosting the weekly Crime Fiction Alphabet. Flash is glimpses of angst, paranoia, dark humour – anything that lurks beneath the suburban facade. I have read the second half of Cathryn Grant´s collection, “Flash Fiction for the … Continue reading

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>Vanda Symon, Overkill (2007)

> This police procedural from New Zealand is the first volume of the Sam Shephard series. Gabriella thinks she lets a telephone repairman into her house, but her visitor has something else in store for the young mother. After the … Continue reading

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>Print on Demand

> I don´t know about you, but what I had expected from  my place of work was a bouquet of flowers or something.  I got a unique jar with a very personal touch. 

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>Roald Dahl stories & An Interview

>Meet me today in an interview on Maxon Canyon´s blog “Thoughts in Progress”. I hope you´ll join me/us – and remember to take a look at Mason´s cool blog.  ——————————————– Roald Dahl, Parson´s Pleasure + Mrs Bixby and the Colonel´s … Continue reading

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