Monthly Archives: December 2011

New Year´s Irresolutions

First, I´d like to thank all my faithful readers for following this blog through thick and (especially) thin (lately), and wish each and every one of you a Happy New Year! You have probably sussed that I am not the … Continue reading

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I could use a thorough beta-reader for a short story that needs a bit of editing. So if one of you helpful people out there have an extra hour or two, it would be much appreciated 🙂 (at)

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Leighton Gage, A Vine in the Blood (2011)

The writer kindly offered me a review copy of the fifth Chief Inspector Mario Silva mystery, set in Brasil. The story begins with a sinister kidnapping, but the writer adds a humorous touch to the scene because we see it … Continue reading

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Guess who…

In this book there is not much description of the protagonist, probably because it is not the first in a series, but perhaps this paragraph about his wife will help you: “So maybe she thinks ….. has put up with … Continue reading

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Christmas in the Vicarage

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Christmas in Knavesborough # 2

Read part I II Old Helleboria was hardly lukewarm in her coffin before the next death rattled the village. – A hit-and-run driver. Right here in Knavesborough. Mother and daughter. Within the same week. Gruuuuesome! – I know it is … Continue reading

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Christmas in Knavesborough # 1

[Published as “The Deadly Sin of Avarice” in the collection “Christmas in Knavesborough“] I When the rumour of old Helleboria Everthorpe´s demise ran from mouth to mouth in Knavesborough, the knitting club didn´t hesitate for a second. Evy ran into … Continue reading

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Christmas preparations

One of our favourite Christmas traditions is the Saturday afternoon we spend with a couple of good friends, creating decorations. I was lazy this year and only produced the one to the right. It looks dirty, but that is because … Continue reading

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Patricia Stoltey, The Prairie Grass Murders (2007)

This American Sylvia and Willie mystery is the first in the series, and I believe it is also the author´s debut. Willie Grisseljon returns to his childhood environment in Illinois from sunny Florida, presumably ´to find out if the safe, … Continue reading

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My day in books

(Inspired by Margaret of BooksPlease). A funny meme where you just complete the sentences using  titles of books you have read this year. I began the day with Falling Off Air. Fractured and Found Wanting on my way to work … Continue reading

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