Category Archives: 2011 Global Reading Challenge

Pierre Magnan, The Murdered House (1999)

The French writer´s debut and the first Séraphin Monge mystery. Sadly my cover is not as beautiful as the one I showed you the other day. The first lines – which take place in1896: “Monge was on his guard. It … Continue reading

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Adrian Hyland, Gunshot Road (2010)

This Australian crime story is the second in the series about Emily Tempest. This book has a bit of everything, including humour: “He went to the kitchen window and said something to a steamy man in a once-white singlet whose … Continue reading

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Kishwar Desai, Witness the Night (2010)

Bogudfordringen 2011; bøger fra andre kontinenter end Europa og Nordamerika. The Global Reading Challenge 2011: Asia. This Indian psychological thriller is the writer´s second stand-alone, but the first one published in Britain. “I turn around again and, shivering in the … 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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>Vanda Symon, Overkill (2007)

> This police procedural from New Zealand is the first volume of the Sam Shephard series. Gabriella thinks she lets a telephone repairman into her house, but her visitor has something else in store for the young mother. After the … Continue reading

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>Kate Summerscale, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher (2008)

> This is a British non-fiction account of a true crime in Victorian England which took place in 1860. The gruesome story begins when three-year-old Saville Kent is taken away from his bed in the nursery in the middle of … Continue reading

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>Alan Bradley, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (2009)

> [Dansk titel: Flavia de Luce og hævneren fra Ulster, 2010. De to første kapitler kan læses på Saxos hjemmeside]  This debut is written by a Canadian but set in Britain in the 1950s. On the very first page eleven-year-old … Continue reading

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