Category Archives: British

Helen Grant, The Glass Demon (2011)

I began reading this novel before our holiday in Norway and went back to it afterwards. So with my short memory span, it is difficult to come up with a good review. (Excellent excuse, wasn’t it?) So here is the … Continue reading

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Christine Poulson, Murder is Academic (2004)

The first novel in the Cambridge Mystery series, featuring professor Cassandra James. This is how the prologue begins: “It’s hard now to remember what first struck me as not being quite right, but I think it was the garden sprinkler.” … Continue reading

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Peter May, The Blackhouse (2011)

“We lived in what was known as a whitehouse, about half a mile outside the village of Crobost. It was part of the community they called Ness, on the extreme northern tip of the Isle of Lewis, the most northerly … Continue reading

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JJ Marsh, Behind Closed Doors

As far as I remember, I got the e-book as part of a free promotion. When I realized this book was about some international conspiracy, a row of murders dressed up as suicides, I thought, ‘oh no, this is so … Continue reading

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Reading in July

Nothing much to brag about, but I have finished two cosy mysteries lately. One is Emma Jameson´s “Ice Blue”, the first novel in the Lord and Lady Hetheridge series. Not unexpectedly, it is much like a modern-day Lord Peter Wimsey, … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous

Again, a reading report from my corner of the world. The first one was a gift, I bought the other two myself. Simon Beckett, Whispers of the Dead (2009) I enjoyed the third David Hunter mystery a lot, but I … Continue reading

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A bout of Sophie Hannah

After having stared at volume four of the Charlie Zailer and Simon Waterhouse series for two years, I broke down and added to my TBR by ordering volume three. As the kind donor of book four and five said, it … Continue reading

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