Category Archives: 2011 Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge

>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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>Arne Magnussen, Den vidtudraabte besættelse i Thisted (1699/1891)

> [This is a Danish account of the last witch trial in Denmark. The witches and their ´victims´ lived in my region, Thy, which aroused my curiosity. Unfortunately this interesting book has not been translated. I read the free e-book … Continue reading

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>Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Lady Audley´s Secret (1862)

> This British novel is a combination of mystery and romance. It is not the writer´s first work, but the story that made her rich and famous. According to Wikipedia, her own life was quite adventurous (warning: the article sums … Continue reading

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>Vintage Short Stories from Denmark

>As part of the Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge I have tried to read some stories that are a bit out of my usual diet. Here are three old stories from Denmark, all from “The Most Interesting Stories of All Nations”, … Continue reading

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>Palle Rosenkrantz, Hvad skovsøen gemte (1903/1967)

>  Denne bog, som regnes for den første egentlige danske kriminalroman, er en klassiker, som jeg længe gerne har villet læse – og have til at stå på min hylde. For nylig faldt jeg over den i et antikvariat – … Continue reading

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>John Buchan, The Thirty-Nine Steps (1915)

> This so-called dime novel is the Scottish writer´s debut. After several years in South Africa Richard Hannay feels terribly bored by the London weather and his countrymen. “…the amusements of London seemed as flat as soda-water that has been … Continue reading

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>Margery Allingham, Hide My Eyes (1958)

> This British novel was the very prolific author´s sixteenth Albert Campion story. I thought it would be very suitable for two of my reading challenges. I read it in Danish (I shouldn´t have, but my excuse is that I … Continue reading

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