Monthly Archives: March 2011

>Martin Walker, Bruno, Chief of Police (2008)

> [Dansk titel: Politimesteren i St Denis (2010)] Mini-review.  This police procedural, set in the French countryside, is written by a British author and the first in a series. The village of St Denis is shocked when old Hamid al-Bakr, … Continue reading

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>Thy´s Day # 43

> Spring finally sprung.  It is so cold here you wouldn´t believe it, though.  (I added a close-up from last year for visitorswho don´t know the flower) Can you see the smoke? 

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>Candied Crime – distribution

> Thank you to all the generous friends who have bought and reviewed “Candied Crime”. Now and then I come across people who don´t think they can read it because it is an e-book, or they are not certain how … Continue reading

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>Two-Sentence Tuesday

>[The meme is hosted by Women of Mystery] This week I have been relatively good. I have edited some chapters of “The Cosy Knave”, polished a query, added a couple of hundred words to “The Halloween Murderer” and written a … Continue reading

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>J is for Jokes

> [For Kerrie´s alphabet in crime meme] In my current read there are jokes and puns aplenty. —————————- Sergeant Mary Mary is transferred to Reading police station. “´Mary?´ said an officer who was carrying a large potted plant in the … Continue reading

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>Cover Opinions

> You wanted a liquorice noose – and got one.  Comments on these new covers are very welcome.  Furthermore, I need your help with a name.  My poor  Constable Archibald Primrose needs a new name (a less feminine family name). … Continue reading

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>Susanne Staun, Døderummet (2010)

>   [So sorry, but Staun – a great Danish favourite of mine – has only been translated into German so far, not English. I keep my fingers crossed that this new series will cross some seas or oceans and … Continue reading

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>Rebecca Cantrell, A Trace of Smoke (2009)

> This novel is the first Hannah Vogel story and the American writer´s debut. The story begins in Berlin 1931 when the German crime reporter Hannah Vogel visits the police station to see if there is a good story for … Continue reading

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>Thy´s Day # 42

> Who was here? And a reminder: you have nine days left to join Margot´s Christchurch raffle – support the earthquake victims and win crime fiction. Do the Write Thing. .

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>DJ´s Bait in the Box # 91

> [No, these signs are NOT Scandinavian – I hope they will prove helpful] This week´s bait book is the third debut in a row – a very well-written one. “Echoes of my footfalls faded into the damp air of … Continue reading

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