Daily Archives: January 30, 2009

The Coroner, by M. R. Hall

  The Coroner The main character of THE CORONER is not a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown, she a woman in the full process of breaking apart. This is one of the many factors that makes this … Continue reading

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The Paper Moon, by Andrea Camilleri

  The Paper Moon (Inspector Montalbano Mysteries) As The Paper Moon opens, Salvo Montalbano, a fifty-something police Inspector in the fictional town of Vigata, Sicily, is summoned to see a distraught woman, Michaela Pardo, whose brother Angelo has unaccountably disappeared. … Continue reading

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Skin and Bones, by Tom Bale

Skin and Bones by Tom Bale (Preface, £12.99)  starts grippingly and chillingly with the story of how Julia, visiting the village in Sussex where her parents recently died, runs down to the post office for a few supplies, to find … Continue reading

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The Abominable Man, by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo

  The Abominable Man (The Martin Beck) THE ABOMINABLE MAN is the seventh in the Martin Beck series, and continues the bleak, downbeat trend of these superb novels. A man is gravely ill in hospital, but before the results of … Continue reading

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