A Teaser

– just to show you that I am alive and reading –

“Monge was on his guard. It was one of those nights when you know you have to be on the alert in these parts if you want to avoid unpleasant surprises. It was a night when you hold your breath, when anything can happen.”

I have only read forty pages yet, but I can assure you Monge had good reason to be on his guard. And as you can see, the picture is also there to tease you. Can you guess what the book is?


Saturday I should have been to Aarhus to participate in a Literary convention. I was invited in my capacity as a ´literary blogger´ (sounds good, doesn´t it?), and I was really looking forward to meeting the crime writers Elsebeth Egholm and Steen Harvig. Unfortunately I won´t be able to go as I have too much work right now. So no news report for you Sunday as planned, but perhaps next year…

An interview: please take the time to visit Christine Poulson, a writing friend I met in Bristol, who brings an interview with me today.

About Dorte Hummelshøj Jakobsen

I am a Danish teacher. In my spare time I read, write and review crime fiction.
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14 Responses to A Teaser

  1. Full of suspense! I think it’s a prize winner – bad house!

    Shame about the Convention – not good timing for you.

  2. Good suggestion, Barbara, but I won´t say what the title is until more people have had a chance to guess if they like.

  3. seana says:

    I do know what the title is, but I hadn’t really noticed before how stunning the image is just in itself.

  4. Petty Witter says:

    Good to hear you are reading but even better that you are alive. I have no idea what this book could be – if it were a film I’d be thinking it was one of those spoof murder mystery films.

  5. Kelly says:

    I don’t know the title, but that is quite an impressive cover! It would certainly grab my attention.

  6. Barbara says:

    I don’t know the title either but I love the cover. I’d get it to read just for the cover’s promise of a scary story.

  7. Love the cover! Hope things settle down a little for you (it’s been busy lately, hasn’t it?)

  8. Thank you for your comments.

    Yes, Elizabeth, working, writing & editing have all taken their toll this week so I am down with one of those annoying headaches. Will probably have to take a day off work tomorrow and try again…

  9. Norman says:

    Dorte I read your interview I did not know you were a politician as well! My son did one day lecturing at a school careers day, and came back saying he could never be a teacher- far too exhausting.

  10. Norman: when my health was better, it was quite fun to be a politician. But you have to be in top shape or you´ll never be able to answer all those horrid questions on the spur of the moment. Teaching is much easier 😉

  11. Margot Kinberg says:

    Dorte – I love this teaser! I don’t want to spoil anyone’s fun, though :-). I hope that one day you’ll bring back your Bait-in-the-Box game, too :-).

    Now….to go over and read your interview.

  12. Jose Ignacio says:

    I’m pretty sure that someone was murdered in that house, Dorte.

  13. Thank you, Margot.
    José: haha, I´m pretty sure you are right 🙂

  14. Pingback: Pierre Magnan, The Murdered House (1999) | djskrimiblog

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