Monthly Archives: January 2008

The Return, by Hakan Nesser

The Return Inspector Van Veeteren, first encountered in BORKMANN'S POINT, is summoned to hospital for an operation to remove a cancerous growth in his large intestine just at a time when a body is discovered in the woods by a … Continue reading

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The Coffin Trail, by Martin Edwards

The Coffin Trail Daniel Kind, an Oxford history don, and his girlfriend Miranda, a "lifestyle" journalist, decide to leave the rat-race and escape to an idyllic cottage in the Lake District. As well as being tired by a diet of … Continue reading

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No time for goodbye, by Linwood Barclay

  No Time For Goodbye No Time for Goodbye is an American domestic thriller in the tradition and style of Harlan Coben, so start it when you have plenty of time in front of you. Twenty-five years ago, the parents … Continue reading

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Mikael Blomkvist is a financial journalist in Sweden who, as publisher and co-owner of the independent magazine Millennium, is able to publish hard-hitting investigations into the shady dealings of the country's richest companies. He … Continue reading

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The Mystery Writer by Jessica Mann

The Mystery Writer Jessica Mann has written an intriguing, interwoven story of a wartime evacuation and its aftermath, cleverly bridging the class divide between past and present, and exploiting wartime confusion to create a haunting yet dramatic whole. The plot … Continue reading

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The Overlook by Michael Connelly

The Overlook Michael Connelly has written another work of pared-down genius. The Overlook covers twelve hours in the life of LAPD detective Harry Bosch, from his taking of the case of a man being found dead on the cliffs overlooking … Continue reading

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