Category Archives: review 2011

Jefferson Bass, The Bone Yard (2011)

“Jefferson Bass” = Bill Bass & Jon Jefferson. The story is the sixth volume in the American body farm series. I have not read any of the earlier books, but I received this book for free during CrimeFest (probably one … Continue reading

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Ann Cleeves, Blue Lightning (2010)

This is the fourth Shetland Quartet police procedural, featuring Jimmy Perez. “Fran sat with her eyes closed. The small plane dropped suddenly, seemed to fall from the sky then levelled for a moment before tilting like a fairground ride. She … Continue reading

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Susanne Staun, Hilsen fra Rexville (2011)

Nogle bøger glæder man sig bare så meget til at man er nødt til at tigge om et anmeldereksemplar og glemme alt om de 70 andre som venter på hylden. Bogen er den anden i Stauns nye serie om retsmedicineren … Continue reading

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Liz Rigbey, Summer Time (2003)

This is the writer´s second standalone. Liz (or Elizabeth) Rigbey grew up in America but lives in the UK today. My review of her debut. The first lines: “My mother told my sister and me this story many times. How … Continue reading

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Tony Black, Truth Lies Bleeding (2011)

This Scottish police procedural is the first DI Rob Brennan mystery. The opening lines: “The girl´s screams were enough to give away their hiding place. It took a lot of noise, a racket, to have heads popping out of windows … Continue reading

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Andrew Taylor, A Stain on the Silence (2006)

Mini-review (one of the books I rushed through without taking notes while having the flu this weekend). A British standalone. Like The Barred Window, this mystery begins with a middle-aged man who is caught up by the past. James is … Continue reading

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Barbara Fister, In the Wind (2008)

This novel is not the American writer´s debut, but the first in the Anni Koskinen series (as a couple of my brilliant readers guessed). What I noticed first was the language: “The grass here is brown and sparse. Broken roots … Continue reading

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Brian McGilloway, The Rising (2010)

The fourth Irish Inspector Devlin mystery. “To my immediate right something moved. I approached, squinting against the glare, my throat already burning with the heat of the smoke that had made it through the covering of my jacket. An old … Continue reading

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Anne Holt, Pengemanden (2010)

Romanen er den fjerde norske Inger Johanne Vik og Yngvar Stubø-krimi. Meget hurtigt bliver vi kastet ud i en hel række forskellige tråde: Inger Johannes sårbare datter, Kristiane, forvilder sig væk fra det hotel, hvor familien er til bryllup, og … Continue reading

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Andrew Taylor, The Barred Window (1993)

A stand-alone by the British writer of the Lydmouth series, one of my all-time favourites. “I lived happily ever after from my mother´s funeral in May, when Esmond came back, until the end of September when I had my first … Continue reading

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