Category Archives: non-review

German crime fiction – did not finish.

Oliver Bottini, Mord i Zen (2010). [I did not finish this German crime story – too much vodka and Zen, too little police work for me. As far as I can see, it has not been translated into English] Jeg … Continue reading

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Leigh Russell, Dead End (2011)

This week I began reading the third Geraldine Steel mystery for a book club. “Abigail´s head hurt. She was afraid something was wrong with her eyes. She couldn´t see anything. A heavy weight was pressing down on her chest. She … Continue reading

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Fred Vargas & me

I have tried to read Fred Vargas´ “Have Mercy on Us All” several times. It has sat on my TBR for more than a year, glaring at me, wanting to be read. After three days I had got through twenty … Continue reading

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>J is for Jokes

> [For Kerrie´s alphabet in crime meme] In my current read there are jokes and puns aplenty. —————————- Sergeant Mary Mary is transferred to Reading police station. “´Mary?´ said an officer who was carrying a large potted plant in the … Continue reading

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>Two-Sentence Tuesday

> – Two-Sentence Tuesday is hosted by Women of Mystery – What am I reading this week? Well, yesterday I put down a Swedish crime novel after 48 pages. I have just about had enough of spoiled, Swedish sailors for … Continue reading

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>Did not finish…

>Once again, I have put down a book (or erased it, as it happens) without finishing it. I asked for an ARC of a book that sounded very promising, and I still think there was a lot of possibilities in … Continue reading

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>Scott Nicholson, The Red Church (2002)

> This thriller-cum-ghost story is the American writer´s first novel, a stand-alone. It is set in a rural community in the Appalachian Mountains.  Whenever thirteen-year-old Ronnie Day walks home from school, he does his best not to see the red … Continue reading

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>July Reviews

>- a bit belatedly, but we had a wonderful day yesterday with some old friends (I will show you some evidence the next many Thursdays). Readingwise, July has been a poor month with only six reviews, and one book I … Continue reading

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>Kate Mosse, Sepulchre (2009)

>Jeg kan godt lide at læse en historisk krimi nu og da, og hvis forfatteren kan sit kram, gør det ikke noget, at den er på over 700 sider. Men efter ca 50 sider lagde jeg Sepulchre til side, uden … Continue reading

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>Ævar Örn Josepsson, Uden synd (2008)

>Dette er den islandske forfatters anden krimi, og den foregår i Reykjavik. Jeg har virkelig givet Jósepssons bog en chance. Jeg har læst de første 100 sider, men nej, jeg tror stadig ikke på, at en halv-forsumpet alkoholiker får lov … Continue reading

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