Daily Archives: May 27, 2010

Water-blue Eyes, by Domingo Villar

Water-Blue Eyes (Eurocrime) Translated from the Spanish by Martin Schifino. First published in translation in the UK, 2008. First published, asOjos de Agua, in 2006.  Water-blue Eyes is simply a perfect short crime novel, 176 pages long. It is a debut … Continue reading

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The Janus Stone, by Elly Griffiths

The Janus Stone: Bones are Buried Beneath it and Secrets Hidden The Janus Stone is every bit as good as its predecessor, The Crossing Places, and in most ways even better. The protagonist, Dr Ruth Galloway, head of the forensic archaeology … Continue reading

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Twisted Wing, by Ruth Newman

Twisted Wing Have you ever read the first 100 pages of a book and given up? That is what I nearly did with this one. But I persevered, and I am glad I did. The remaining 250 pages more than … Continue reading

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