Daily Archives: November 21, 2009

Sworn to Silence, by Linda Castillo

Sworn to Silence I very much enjoyed this book. I shouldn’t have done if I am logical, as it is not only about a serial killer, but it concerns the murders of young women and girls in very gruesome, slow … Continue reading

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Wicked Prey, by John Sandford

Wicked Prey Wicked Prey is nineteenth in the Lucas Davenport series (there is a twentieth, Storm Prey, due out early next year). I haven’t read all of the previous books, but have read enough of them (about six) not to … Continue reading

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Thumbprint, by Friedrich Glauser

  Thumbprint Translated by Mike Martin. Thumbprint is the first novel in a series written in the 1930s by Friedrich Glauser; a series so influential that Germany’s main crime-fiction award is the Glauser prize. The novel is a highly readable … Continue reading

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The Southern Seas, by Manuel Vazquez Montalban

  Southern Seas Translated by Patrick Camiller.If  the Swedish authors Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo, writing in the 1960s and 70s, are often held to be the parents of the modern police-procedural crime novel, then the Spanish Manuel Vazquez Montalban, … Continue reading

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