Tag Archives: crime fiction

Post-Referendum Reading – Vigilante

I haven’t been reading much lately, or it’s been taking me much longer to get through books than usual. There are all sorts of reasons for this, to do with family life, too much time on social media or playing … Continue reading

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Aufräumen – Angelika Waldis

Aufräumen (Piper Verlag, 2014) means “to tidy up”, and Luisa is having a clear-out. But the first thing that needs to go is her husband Alfred – an “artist”, who despises yet sponges off her – after almost 40 years … Continue reading

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Snow White Must Die

Snow White Must Die by Nele Neuhaus, translated from German by Steven T. Murray (Pan Macmillan, 2012), certainly benefits from an eyecatching title and cover as well as “international bestseller status” and inclusion in Richard and Judy’s Book Club. Weirdly, … Continue reading

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Irritating Beyond Measure: Ian Sansom’s The Norfolk Mystery

What the Publisher Says About It: Love Miss Marple? Adore Holmes and Watson? Professor Morley’s guide to Norfolk is a story of bygone England; quaint villages, eccentric locals – and murder! It is 1937 and disillusioned Spanish Civil War veteran … Continue reading

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Of Books and TV Adaptations: The Wings of the Sphinx

One of the first of my Christmas present books that I got through was the 11th in Andrea Camilleri‘s Montalbano series, The Wings of the Sphinx. It was also the first one I’d read where I’d seen the TV version … Continue reading

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Behold a Pale Horse by Peter Tremayne – a rant

I normally wait until I’ve finished reading a book before posting about it, but this is going to be more of a rant than a review! Having finished the excellent but mammoth Traveller of the Century, I was in the … Continue reading

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The Murder of Halland

I’ ve been intrigued by Peirene Press since I first heard about their innovative approach to translated literature, focussing on novellas and described by the TLS as “Two-hour books to be devoured in a single sitting: literary cinema for those … Continue reading

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