Monthly Archives: February 2011

Frozen Moment by Camilla Ceder

Ceder, Camilla – ‘Frozen Moment’ (translated by Marlaine Delargy) Trade Paperback: 384 pages (Aug. 2010) Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson ISBN: 0297859498 FROZEN MOMENT is a substantial, rounded novel and a welcome newcomer to Scandinavian crime fiction. It is set in … Continue reading

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Shadow Sister by Simone van der Vlugt

van der Vlugt, Simone – ‘Shadow Sister’ (translated by Michele Hutchison) Paperback: 352 pages (Jan. 2011) Publisher: HarperPress ISBN: 0007301383 Although I am not a fan of novels about twins, as the opportunity for cliche is often too much for … Continue reading

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The Calling of the Grave by Simon Beckett

Beckett, Simon – ‘The Calling of the Grave’ Hardback: 336 pages (Feb. 2011) Publisher: Bantam Press ISBN: 0593063457 Forensic anthropologist David Hunter continues his geographical wanderings after his experiences in Norfolk, a remote Scottish island and at Tennessee’s “murder farm” … Continue reading

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Silent Voices by Ann Cleeves

Cleeves, Ann – ‘Silent Voices’ Hardback: 352 pages (Feb. 2011) Publisher: Macmillan ISBN: 0230745814 Inspector Vera Stanhope, large and shabby, has been shamed by her doctor into taking exercise in the form of a daily swim. Her main concern is … Continue reading

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The Terrorists by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo

The Terorrists by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo, translated by Joan Tate. The last of the ten books in the classic Martin Beck series was first published in 1975. Today, in 2010, it is as fresh and intelligent as it … Continue reading

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