Category Archives: short story

The Charity Shop, part I

Thank you to my readers for help and inspiration. I have not been able to use all your ideas, but I have done my best to squeeze most of them in. Setting: the fictional village Aldburgh in Yorkshire, not far … Continue reading

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Christmas in Knavesborough

Cover photo: Ellen Nielsen I don´t know why I seem to get all my ideas, good and otherwise, late at night, but I always do. This time my racing brain came up with the idea of a collection of Christmas … Continue reading

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Monkey Justice

My tough fight to conquer my TBR continues, and since May I have only bought ten books. Not bad, eh? But now and then you just should give in to temptation – or you will end up with NO BOOKS … Continue reading

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Stephen Booth, Claws (2007)

A British short story featuring Ben Cooper. “The bones were tiny. They lay in his hand like a set of pearls, translucent and fragile. When he turned them to the light, he could see their fractured ends and hollow cores. … Continue reading

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>Vintage Short Stories from Denmark

>As part of the Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge I have tried to read some stories that are a bit out of my usual diet. Here are three old stories from Denmark, all from “The Most Interesting Stories of All Nations”, … Continue reading

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>Bogudfordringen – februars noveller.

>En opsamlingspost om de tre novellesamlinger, jeg fik læst i februar. Den første i bogform, de to andre som e-bøger. At det blev tre amerikanske forfattere, er helt tilfældigt. Først læste jeg Roald Dahls Kispus (1978), først udgivet på engelsk … Continue reading

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>Laura Lippman, Hardly Knew Her III

> This is the third and final post about Lippman´s collection of short stories. Easy as A-B-CThis is the story about a contractor who ends up redecorating his grandparents´ old house for a very charming, new buyer. I liked this … Continue reading

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