Monthly Archives: June 2011

Thy´s Day # 56

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W is for the Whole, Wide World

[Photo: Jan Hummelshøj, Greenland] – for Kerrie´s alphabet in crime meme – This week I have chosen the whole world as my subject. One of the brilliant aspects of reading fiction is that it is such a comfortable and inexpensive … Continue reading

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M.C. Beaton, Death of a Perfect Wife (1989)

The other night I picked a more serious crime story from my shelf after a long exam day, but when I had tried to read the first paragraph five times, I put it down and settled for this one. This … Continue reading

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Val McDermid, A Distant Echo (2003)

This psychological thriller is regarded as a stand-alone, but McDermid recycles police officers from other novels, e.g. Karen Pirie who reappears in “A Darker Domain” In 1978 Pretty young Rosie Duff is raped and stabbed and left to die in … Continue reading

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Cathryn Grant, Fatal Cut (2011)

This American novella is the first in a planned series, featuring Madison Keith. See Cathryn´s introduction to the series. I think the following quotation tells you quite a bit about Madison, the first-person narrator: “What I didn´t know was that … Continue reading

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Thy´s Day # 55

It may be a bit early in the year for this picture, but I thought it suited tomorrow´s review.

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Sue Grafton, S is for Silence (2005)

In the 19th volume about the American private eye Kinsey Millhone, she accepts a very cold case. The somewhat wild wife and mother Violet Sullivan left her home in California in 1953 on the forth of July to watch the … Continue reading

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