Category Archives: American

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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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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Liz Rigbey, Summer Time (2003)

This is the writer´s second standalone. Liz (or Elizabeth) Rigbey grew up in America but lives in the UK today. My review of her debut. The first lines: “My mother told my sister and me this story many times. How … Continue reading

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Barbara Fister, In the Wind (2008)

This novel is not the American writer´s debut, but the first in the Anni Koskinen series (as a couple of my brilliant readers guessed). What I noticed first was the language: “The grass here is brown and sparse. Broken roots … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Spann Craig, Progressive Dinner Deadly (2011)

This American cosy is the third Myrtle Clover mystery. “The first step,” said Myrtle to her friend Miles, “is to stage a coup.” Miles took of his wire rimmed glasses and rubbed his eyes. “A coup.” Myrtle beamed as if … Continue reading

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Melissa Rees, Miss Pettybone´s First Case (2011)

This American cosy mystery is a debut, and the first in a planned series. Meet Warren Jones, a Mississippi blackmailer: “He rolled over on his side and peeked through matted eyelashes serching for his glass of whiskey. Spotting it on … Continue reading

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Laura Lippman, The Last Place (2002)

This American mystery is the seventh Tess Monaghan story. “He has cut the engine for the last part of his journey, gliding to a stop beneath a low-lying overpass. Not many people know about this small inlet off the wider … Continue reading

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Kathy Reichs, Death du Jour (1999)

One of my holiday goals was to do something about my toppling TBR. I have, and reading the second story of the Reichs omnibus on the shelf seemed like the next, logical step (five centimetress off the shelf in one … Continue reading

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Kathy Reichs, Déjà Dead (1997)

This thriller is the first American Temperance Brennan story, set in Quebec. My daughters have watched the TV series ´Bones´ for a long time so I was curious to see what all the fuss was about. “Protruding from the leaves … Continue reading

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Cathryn Grant, Fatal Cut (2011)

This American novella is the first in a planned series, featuring Madison Keith. See Cathryn´s introduction to the series. I think the following quotation tells you quite a bit about Madison, the first-person narrator: “What I didn´t know was that … Continue reading

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