Daily Archives: November 29, 2009

The Consorts of Death, by Gunnar Staalesen

  The Consorts of Death Translated by Don Bartlett. Varg Veum is a private detective based in Bergen. Although he's featured in almost 20 novels, only two of them are readily available in English, both published by Arcadia: THE WRITING … Continue reading

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To Steal Her Love, by Matti Joensuu

  To Steal Her Love Translated by David Hackston Not having read this author's PRIEST OF EVIL (first published in 2003) as the subject matter does not appeal, I was pleased to discover that one of his earlier books, TO … Continue reading

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No Escape, by N. J. Cooper

  No Escape NO ESCAPE is the first of a series by N J Cooper, previously known as Natasha Cooper, author of the Trish McGuire books. Like the earlier books, NO ESCAPE has an appealing female protagonist – this time … Continue reading

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The Darkest Hour, by Katherine Howell

  The Darkest Hour The Darkest Hour by Katherine Howell is her second novel, telling two connected, interweaving stories with a cracking pace and confidence. I enjoyed it tremendously, despite not being sure about it at first. The book opens with … Continue reading

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True Murder, by Yaba Badoe

  True Murder TRUE MURDER tells the story of Ajuba, an 11-year-old girl from Ghana whose parents' marriage is in great difficulty. She's therefore been dumped, uncomprehending, in an English boarding school. She befriends three other girls with whom she … Continue reading

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