Daily Archives: March 28, 2010

The Man From Beijing, by Henning Mankell

  The Man from Beijing Translated by Laurie Thompson. The usual pattern in a crime novel is for a murder to take place and for the investigator(s) to gradually narrow down the various explanations until one is left and the … Continue reading

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A Room Swept White, by Sophie Hannah

  A Room Swept White In her new novel, Sophie Hannah addresses the complex and delicate issue of women who are accused, and sometimes convicted, of killing their own babies despite claiming that the deaths are natural. This subject is … Continue reading

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The Eye of Jade, by Diane Wei Liang

  The Eye of Jade Mei Wang is a determined young woman in modern China. Not wishing to be part of the conventional system of kickbacks and privilege, she quits her safe Ministry job and sets up as a private … Continue reading

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