Category Archives: review 2011

Leighton Gage, A Vine in the Blood (2011)

The writer kindly offered me a review copy of the fifth Chief Inspector Mario Silva mystery, set in Brasil. The story begins with a sinister kidnapping, but the writer adds a humorous touch to the scene because we see it … Continue reading

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Patricia Stoltey, The Prairie Grass Murders (2007)

This American Sylvia and Willie mystery is the first in the series, and I believe it is also the author´s debut. Willie Grisseljon returns to his childhood environment in Illinois from sunny Florida, presumably ´to find out if the safe, … Continue reading

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Aimée & David Thurlo, Black Thunder (2011)

[Læst til Bogudfordringen 2011; en bog udgivet i 2011]. A Forge Book, published by Tom Doherty Associates, N.Y. I received a review copy from the publisher. The sleuths of this series are Tribal Police Investigator Ella Clah and her sidekick, … Continue reading

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Catherine Sampson, Out of Mind (2005)

This crime novel is the second in the British Robin Ballantyne series. Robin Ballantyne is a TV journalist, working for the Corporation. Her colleague Melanie Jacobs has gone missing (for some reason she is called Melanie Trent on the back … Continue reading

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Laura Lippman, What the Dead Know (2007)

This week I needed something I was certain I would enjoy, so I picked this American standalone. I bought itself, and I could see the former owner needed a lot of chocolate to get through the last, nerve-wrecking chapters. Some … Continue reading

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Lilian Jackson Braun, The Cat Who Brought Down The House (2003)

I have been curious to try this very popular cosy series for a long time, though I had some misgivings about which role the cats played. I was given the twentyfifth in the series about the newspaper columnist James Qwilleran … Continue reading

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Rebecca Tope, A Cotswold Killing (2004)

This cosy mystery is the first in the very British series about Thea Osborne. Thea lost her husband to a car accident a year earlier and though she does not need to work for money, she chooses to try her … Continue reading

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