Daily Archives: November 14, 2010

The Man in the Window by K O Dahl

(translated by Don Bartlett)Paperback: 496 pages (May 2008) Publisher: Faber and Faber ISBN: 9780571232918 I loved THE MAN IN THE WINDOW. Like its (chronological) predecessor, THE LAST FIX, it is a traditional detective story set in Oslo, Norway, with Inspector … Continue reading

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The Water Widow by Ella Griffiths

translated by J. Basil Cowlishaw Quartet books, 1986. First published in Norway 1977. The second of Ella Griffiths's two novels that were translated into English, The Water Widow, is another engaging, brisk-paced investigation for detective brothers Sergeant Rudolf and Detective Karsten Nilsen … Continue reading

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Raid and the Blackest Sheep by Harri Nykanen

translator Peter Ylitalo Leppa Ice Cold Crime, 2010, Kindle format (first published in Finnish, 2000)  Raid is a young, silent and mysterious enforcer who has been paid to accompany Nygren,  an ill, ageing criminal recently released after a long jail … Continue reading

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Kind of Blue by Miles Corwin

Ash Levine quit the LAPD in a mixture of guilt and anger when a witness to a crime he was investigating was shot and killed. He’s very much at loose ends, though, stifled by his family and not enjoying the … Continue reading

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A Capital Crime by Laura Wilson

A Capital Crime is a great piece of storytelling. I am glad of my policy of knowing nothing about the content of books before I read them, as had I known that this novel is based on a famous real-life … Continue reading

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The Hunting Season by Elizabeth Rigbey

Penguin, 2007 (first published by Michael Joseph 2006) Matt Selekis is a doctor at a large hospital in Salt Lake City. He specialises in endocrine and oncological surgery, and is something of a (lower case s) saint, having spent some … Continue reading

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