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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Ian Rankin, Knots and Crosses (1987)

As some of you guessed, the quotations of the other day were from the first Scottish Inspector Rebus police procedural. I could have added the following paragraph about the setting: “Edinburg slept on, as it had slept on for hundreds … Continue reading

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Reginald Hill, A Clubbable Woman (1970)

As several of my bright and well-read readers guessed, my quotation was from the first, British Dalziel and Pascoe police procedural. I am sure most translators of fiction do their best, and I am not one of those readers who … Continue reading

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John Lawton, Black Out (1995)

(A last-minute review for ´Bogudfordringen 2011´. October = historical event). This is the first volume of the British Frederick Troy series. “The fat boy stared, anxious to believe what he could see clearly for the first time. The shaggy hound … Continue reading

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