Daily Archives: June 25, 2010

Almost Blue, by Carlo Lucarelli

Almost Blue  translated from the Italian by Oonagh Strasky First published in Italy, 1997; first published in translation in the UK, 2003 (Harvill Press/Vintage)   When you’ve just finished reading a 700-page large-format novel, the perfect antidote is a 169-page pocket … Continue reading

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This Body of Death, by Elizabeth George

This Body of Death (Inspector Lynley Mysteries 16) Elizabeth George is back on form with This Body of Death, the sixteenth outing for Inspector Thomas Lynley of Scotland Yard. Thankfully back from his sojourn in Cornwall, Lynley decides to return … Continue reading

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The Monster in the Box, by Ruth Rendell

The Monster in the Box Ruth Rendell is such a great crime novelist, particularly her Chief Inspector Wexford series, started in 1964. Monster in the Box is the 22nd, and is a thoroughly good read. All the books are solid … Continue reading

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