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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