Category Archives: review 2012

Reading in July

Nothing much to brag about, but I have finished two cosy mysteries lately. One is Emma Jameson´s “Ice Blue”, the first novel in the Lord and Lady Hetheridge series. Not unexpectedly, it is much like a modern-day Lord Peter Wimsey, … Continue reading

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Hans Schmidt Petersen, The Snail´s House (2009)

Not translated into English (yet?), but I am sure many of you would enjoy this series. A Danish police procedural, “Sneglens hus”. A very promising debut, and I liked two aspects especially. First, even though the story deals with a … Continue reading

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What I read in April

Well, I probably read more than these two, but they are the ones I remember and want to recommend. Both books were birthday presents from my clever children. Jørn Lier Horst, Dregs (2011). The sixth in the Norwegian series about … Continue reading

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Again, a reading report from my corner of the world. The first one was a gift, I bought the other two myself. Simon Beckett, Whispers of the Dead (2009) I enjoyed the third David Hunter mystery a lot, but I … Continue reading

Posted in American, British, cozy mystery, Deborah Sharp, review, review 2012, Simon Beckett | 6 Comments

A bout of Sophie Hannah

After having stared at volume four of the Charlie Zailer and Simon Waterhouse series for two years, I broke down and added to my TBR by ordering volume three. As the kind donor of book four and five said, it … Continue reading

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Oldies but (mostly) goodies

I am alive and reading – now and then. Three mini or micro reviews. Three British books – all gifts, and I recommend the first two for anyone who likes a traditional mystery. The third one is a fast-paced thriller. … Continue reading

Posted in British, Reginald Hill, review, review 2012, Ruth Rendell | Tagged | 13 Comments

Nordic Crime in March

Lately I have read two Nordic mysteries (both library books). First Håkan Nesser, a Swedish stand-alone called “The Worms (or the Snakes) on Carmine Street”. Not translated into English yet. A mystery which has a couple of things in common … Continue reading

Posted in Håkan Nesser, Icelandic, review, review 2012, Swedish, Yrsa Sigurdardottir | 8 Comments

Lene Kaaberbøl, Kadaverdoktoren (2010)

[This Danish thriller by Lene Kaaberbøl, one half of the boy-in-the-suitcase duo, is the first in a series of historical fiction. It is set in France in the 1890s and offers a very strong and stubborn female protagonist who never … Continue reading

Posted in Danish, Lene Kaaberbøl, review, review 2012 | 9 Comments

Flu, fly, flum…

Delirious? Not quite – but decidedly unwell all of last week. A short report of what I read (as you won´t want to hear what else I was doing)   June Whyte, Chasing Can Be Murder (2010) Australian debut, amateur … Continue reading

Posted in American, Australian, Beth Mathison, Betty Webb, Danish, Inger Wolf, June Whyte, Ransom Riggs, review, review 2012 | 9 Comments

Elizabeth Spann Craig, A Dyeing Shame (2011)

American cosy mystery, featuring Myrtle Clover. (What I expected when I bought this volume was that it would be the first in the series, but just before I dug into it, I read via Elizabeth´s blog that she had edited … Continue reading

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