Category Archives: review

Sissel-Jo Gazan, Dinosaurens fjer (2008)

Jeg har læst en række meget blandede anmeldelser af denne danske krimi, men den meget langsomme antithriller var en positiv overraskelse. Biblioteksbog. Jeg nød den meget anderledes krimi, som bruger masser af tid på at udfolde hovedpersonen Annas problemer med … Continue reading

Posted in Danish, review, review 2012, Sissel-Jo Gazan | 6 Comments

Elsebeth Egholm, Tre hundes nat (2011)

- one good thing about being tired and overworked is that I have read a handful of library books on the sofa this week. All in Danish, but I will write a few words in English about the books that … Continue reading

Posted in Danish, Elsebeth Egholm, review, review 2012 | 1 Comment

Quentin Bates, Frozen Out (2011)

This police procedural by a British writer, Icelandic setting, is the first Gunnhildur Gisladottir mystery. I have wanted to read this series since I met Quentin Bates during CrimeFest last year, but as you know, I have tried hard to … Continue reading

Posted in British, Icelandic, Quentin Bates, review, review 2012 | 9 Comments

Matti Joensuu, To Steal Her Love (2008)

Finnish police procedural – the third in the Harjunpää series. The only minus: As I read so little these days, I found it a bit difficult to remember the characters. Harjunpää, Kontio and Luukkanen are not exactly household names in … Continue reading

Posted in Finnish, Matti Joensuu, review, review 2012 | 5 Comments

A Simon Brett review

Nearly a year ago, I sent a review of Simon Brett´s The Witness at the Wedding off to AwesomeBooks Blog. Their initiative proved more popular than they had expected, but today they finally picked my contribution. Photo: Ole Jakobsen

Posted in British, review, review 2012, Simon Brett | 8 Comments

Clare Langley-Hawthorne, Consequences of Sin (2007)

[Have run into one of my marathon headaches so no blog round this weekend, but here is a short review of my latest, very enjoyable find] I won the book a year or two ago. As it is an Edwardian … Continue reading

Posted in British, Clare Langley-Hawthorne, review, review 2012 | 12 Comments

Reginald Hill, An April Shroud (1975)

The fourth Dalziel and Pasco police procedural. Dalziel participates in Peter Pascoe´s wedding; afterwards he goes on holiday in an extremely wet Britain. Of course it turns into a kind of busman´s honeymoon. The plot did not strike me as … Continue reading

Posted in British, Reginald Hill, review, review 2012 | 11 Comments

Liza Cody, Ballad of a Dead Nobody (2011)

I bought this British standalone myself. An extract from Amazon.com´s description: Elly Astoria had a miraculous musical talent. As a little girl she taught herself to play guitar and keyboard so that she could feed herself and her junkie mother. … Continue reading

Posted in British, Liza Cody, review, review 2012 | 9 Comments

Sue Grafton, T is for Trespass (2007)

This series has been a favourite ever since a friend recommended it several years ago. As I am determined to read for pleasure right now, you will not get a review. But as I began reading it between Christmas and … Continue reading

Posted in British, review, review 2012, Sue Grafton | 17 Comments

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

Posted in Brazil, Leighton Gage, review, review 2011 | 15 Comments