Monthly Archives: October 2011

John Lawton, Black Out (1995)

(A last-minute review for ´Bogudfordringen 2011´. October = historical event). This is the first volume of the British Frederick Troy series. “The fat boy stared, anxious to believe what he could see clearly for the first time. The shaggy hound … Continue reading

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Jefferson Bass, The Bone Yard (2011)

“Jefferson Bass” = Bill Bass & Jon Jefferson. The story is the sixth volume in the American body farm series. I have not read any of the earlier books, but I received this book for free during CrimeFest (probably one … Continue reading

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It´s Sweden´s Day # 6

I promised to show you how small the houses of Broby regional museum were. Here you can see a glimpse of my son´s legs. And another modest living room.   Not Sweden, but a bestseller list which nearly gave me … Continue reading

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Now with book cellar

Many of you have praised me for my restraint, but look what happened Saturday: I went to a wedding, had a few glasses of white wine, and when my uncle offered me a huge box of delicious crime fiction I … Continue reading

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Ann Cleeves, Blue Lightning (2010)

This is the fourth Shetland Quartet police procedural, featuring Jimmy Perez. “Fran sat with her eyes closed. The small plane dropped suddenly, seemed to fall from the sky then levelled for a moment before tilting like a fairground ride. She … Continue reading

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I am alive and partying…

Well, sort of. I have neither read nor written much this week despite my nice little holiday. We are going to a wedding tomorrow and a wedding anniversary next week, and these things swallow an amazing lot of time. New … Continue reading

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It´s Sweden´s Day # 5

We visited a wonderful museum village – enjoy exterior and interior – not sure it is the same house, but they were all so very charming (I will show you later how small they were).

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Monkey Justice

My tough fight to conquer my TBR continues, and since May I have only bought ten books. Not bad, eh? But now and then you just should give in to temptation – or you will end up with NO BOOKS … Continue reading

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Just teasing…

I am doing my best to tear myself away from the latest sudoku magazine. So far I have read the first few pages of two books. Look at these teasers – do you know me well enough to guess which … Continue reading

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Sample Sunday

[aka Trying to Conquer the Germans 😉 ] A sample of “The Cosy Knave”, the last scene of chapter 1. ———————————— Though Rose would rather swallow her own tongue than voice her agreement, Olivia Cadbury-Flake was not the only inhabitant … Continue reading

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