Monthly Archives: April 2009

The Sinner, by Petra Hammesfahr

  The Sinner The Sinner by Petra Hammesfahr (translated by John Brownjohn) fulfils its early promise: it is a brilliant portrait into the dark places of one woman's memory. There are one or two hints that things are not as … Continue reading

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A Darker Domain, by Val McDermid

  A Darker Domain Val McDermid is back with a stand-alone novel, A Darker Domain– though some of the minor characters have appeared in other books, most notably the forensic archaeologist River Wilde who was first encountered in The Grave Tattoo. … Continue reading

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Half Broken Things, by Morag Joss

  Half Broken Things Jean is a repressed spinster who scrapes a living as a house-sitter for an agency. All her life she has set up temporary abode in various people's rich and large houses, obeying their rules and when … Continue reading

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