Monthly Archives: May 2010

Money to Burn, by James Grippando

Money to Burn What would you do if you checked your bank account one day and found it empty? This dilemma faces Michael Cantella, a young-ish and very successful investment banker on Wall St. It’s much worse than that – … Continue reading

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The Dinner Club, by Saskia Noort

The Dinner Club Translated by Paul Vincent. Bitter Lemon Press. Karen, her husband Michel and their two young daughters move out of Amsterdam for a more rural lifestyle in an upmarket village. Karen works as a freelance graphic designer from home … Continue reading

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Fear the Worst, by Linwood Barclay

Fear the Worst What should I read on a rainy bank-holiday Monday? Linwood Barclay’s latest novel seemed like a good choice (I enjoyed No Time For Goodbye and Too Close to Home), and by the end of the day I agreed with myself, … Continue reading

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Complicit, by Nicci French

Complicit Nicci French is one of those authors (actually, a composite author) who always delivers. Before knowing anything about her annual latest novel, one knows it will be a thriller, will feature a young or relatively young woman protagonist, will … Continue reading

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The Library of Shadows, by Mikkel Birkegaard

  The Library of Shadows   Translated by Tiina Nunnally THE LIBRARY OF SHADOWS, a best-seller in Denmark, starts out promisingly when Jon, a young lawyer, defends his friend Mehmet against a charge of receiving stolen goods. Mehmet is an … Continue reading

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The Unit, by Ninni Holmqvist

The Unit Translated by Marlaine Delargy. The Unit is the first novel by Ninni Holmqvist, a translator who has previously published three collections of short stories. It is superb: assured, measured, controlled, human and written in that deceptively simple, easy-reading … Continue reading

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Caught, by Harlan Coben

Caught Finally, Harlan Coben has written a perfect thriller. I always enjoy reading novels by this author, though his Myron Bolitar series has become rather mechanical and is easily outclassed by his standalones. In all of Coben’s non-series books so … Continue reading

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Dark Matter by Juli Zeh

  Dark Matter   Translated by Christine Lo. DARK MATTER is a detective story with a physics theme. The basic story is an apparently simple one. A happy family consisting of Sebastian, a professor of physics at Freiburg University; Maike, … Continue reading

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61 Hours by Lee Child

  61 Hours     As I often write in my reviews of the Jack Reacher books, if you like them, you'll like the latest (in this case, 61 HOURS); if you don't, you won't. The novel is a typical … Continue reading

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