Category Archives: 2011 Ireland Reading Challenge

The Challenges of a Reader

Today seems to be a good time to write another post about my successful battle against Mount TBR – always write about your victories, never about your defeats 😉 So the mountain of around 130 books which had been reduced … Continue reading

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Brian McGilloway, The Rising (2010)

The fourth Irish Inspector Devlin mystery. “To my immediate right something moved. I approached, squinting against the glare, my throat already burning with the heat of the smoke that had made it through the covering of my jacket. An old … Continue reading

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>A Few Steps Forward

> I have not written much about my challenges lately so perhaps it is time for a progress report. First, the Danish challenge “Bogudfordringen 2011”. January – crime before 2000. February – short storiesMarch – female Danish writersApril – books … Continue reading

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>Jane Casey, The Burning (2010)

> This novel is the Irish writer´s second thriller; a stand-alone which is set in London. My review of The Missing. Young Kelly Staples has been looking forward to a night out, but a couple of hours later she finds … Continue reading

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>Colin Bateman, Mystery Man (2009)

> This novel is a Northern Irish stand-alone (a belated St Patrick´s Day review)  The narrator of this story is a nameless first-person owner of a bookshop in Belfast. When his neighbour, a private detective, disappears, he is more or … Continue reading

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>Declan Burke, The Big O (2007)

> This love … eh caper crime story is the writer´s second novel. No, of course a male Irish writer doesn´t write love stories. Yet… No, certainly not. “Except what Karen remembered best was his eyes in the split-second when … Continue reading

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>Brian McGilloway, Gallows Lane (2008)

> This Irish police procedural is the second in the Inspector Benedict Devlin Series. This book was a fine choice for the Irish challenge. It conveys a strong sense of the setting close to the border of Northern Ireland and … Continue reading

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