Tag Archive: crime

I’ve had an Agatha Christie weekend!

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Alas, I don’t mean I’ve spent the weekend in a stately home watching actors bite the dust or clutching pearls (possibly both at the same time). Nope, I mean I read the Poirot… Continue reading

Voices and Balconies – the last of the Nordic Noir.

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It’s the time of the year when, on opening the back door to let the sunshine in, it’s not uncommon to find a stray sheep or two grazing on our lawn. Spring has… Continue reading

‘Rupture’ by Ragnar Jonasson – Watch out, it’s contagious!

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If you’ve read my reviews of Snow Blind, Night Blind and Black Out you’ll know that if anything was going to test my book-buying ban, Rupture (translated by Quentin Bates), the latest edition of Ragnar Jónasson’s… Continue reading

#AW80Books: ‘The Man Who Went Up in Smoke’ by Sjowall & Wahloo

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It’s been a while since I read the first novel by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, Roseanna, and as I’ve abandoned myself to my current craving for crime, I thought I’d dig out the… Continue reading

Fed up of no snow? Try some Ice with a Slice (of family dysfunction).

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As the nights draws in each year, weather predictions start to appear about the forthcoming winter. The next one is always going to be ‘the big one’ with projections of record-breaking snowfall, plummeting… Continue reading

Christmas fun-times!

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I am so close to finishing Dorothy Richardson’s ‘Pilgrimage’, it feels like the end of term is looming. Over the past few weeks I have read little else in order to see it… Continue reading

Ashes to ashes: Ragnar Jonasson’s ‘Black Out’

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I discovered Ragnar Jónasson’s Dark Iceland series (translated into English by Quentin Bates) earlier this year. Frustrated by the lack of winter snow here in grey, wet, West Wales, I revelled in the… Continue reading

#AW80Books: ‘Roseanna’ by Sjowall & Wahloo

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I’m afraid this review will be more ‘scanty’ than ‘Scandi’. It’s always more difficult to find time to write during the school holidays, but currently, I also have a poorly child struck down… Continue reading

#AW80Books: Ragnar Jonasson’s ‘Snow Blind’ – Why this Mum’s gone to Iceland

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Spring has finally sprung! The snowdrops, daffodils, crocuses and primroses are out in abundance, the howling wind has given way to birdsong and every store across the land has dusted down their perennial… Continue reading

Josephine Tey’s ‘A Shilling For Candles’

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When the dead body of a famous actress is discovered on the beach early one morning, circumstances point to foul play, and Inspector Alan Grant is called in to solve the mystery of… Continue reading