Monthly Archives: November 2008

Last Rituals, by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Last Rituals LAST RITUALS is an 'academic mystery': that is, the crime takes place in a university department (a student is murdered), and the solution depends on the uncovering and understanding of the victim's research, as well as of the … Continue reading

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The Black Path, by Asa Larsson

The Black Path If you like Scandinavian crime fiction, and in the main I do, you can be pretty sure you are in for a treat when a book from this notably introspective region has the title THE BLACK PATH. … Continue reading

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The Brass Verdict, by Michael Connelly

  The Brass Verdict The Brass Verdict is a superb novel. It is Michael Connelly’s nineteenth, displaying all the hallmarks of an author at the peak of his powers. I loved the book. If you’ve never read this author before, … Continue reading

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Bad Traffic, by Simon Lewis

Bad Traffic BAD TRAFFIC is a book that epitomises all that is great about the crime-fiction genre. It has a tight plot that unfolds at breakneck pace; it depicts an alien world vividly; there is a range of believable and … Continue reading

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