Monthly Archives: July 2009

The Water’s Edge, by Karin Fossum

  The Water's Edge Translated by Charlotte Barslund.Karin Fossum brings her usual cool empathy to this apparently simple tale of a married couple out for a Sunday afternoon walk in the forest, who discover the body of a young boy. … Continue reading

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Gone Tomorrow, by Lee Child

  Gone Tomorrow GONE TOMORROW is a typical Jack Reacher thriller. If you like this series, you'll know exactly what to expect and you won't be disappointed (as you might have been in NOTHING TO LOSE, Reacher's previous outing). Reacher, … Continue reading

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Body Count, by P. D. Martin

Body Count (MIRA) It is all too rare that we in the UK can read some of the great Australian crime fiction currently being published. I write “great” because of all the wonderful reviews I read on the Australian (mainly) … Continue reading

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The Chalk Circle Man, by Fred Vargas

The Chalk Circle Man Translated by Sian Reynolds. So I come to the last book I have to read that is on the shortlist for the 2009 International Dagger award. It’s French, and the first in the Adamsberg series that … Continue reading

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The Redeemer, by Jo Nesbo

  The Redeemer Translated by Don Bartlett. In the cold of winter in Oslo, Harry Hole is investigating the case of a young drug addict who has apparently committed suicide among the containers in a shipyard. He's undecided about his … Continue reading

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Nemesis, by Jo Nesbo

  Nemesis Translated by Don Bartlett. I have been having a bit of a Jo Nesbo fest recently, as part of a possibly doomed attempt to read all the shortlisted novels for the Crime Writers' Association international dagger award before … Continue reading

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Dead Lovely, by Helen Fitzgerald

Dead Lovely I don't think I have ever read a book quite like this one before, and it slips down a treat – like an ice-cream with a vindaloo centre. Chick-lit noir has truly arrived in the shape of DEAD … Continue reading

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Dark Times in the City, by Gene Kerrigan

  Dark Times in the City I've been eagerly anticipating Gene Kerrigan's third novel, having enjoyed LITTLE CRIMINALS and THE MIDNIGHT CHOIR so much, and I am not disappointed. Right from the first page, the reader is grabbed by the … Continue reading

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