Monthly Archives: March 2011

Meet me in Malmo by Torquil MacLeod

MacLeod, Torquil – ‘Meet Me in Malmo’ Hardback: 224 pages (Dec. 2010) Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd Sweet but useless journalist Ewan Strachan works for a failing northern English newspaper, having recently been downgraded to working for the monthly lifestyle part … Continue reading

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A Question of Belief by Donna Leon

Leon, Donna – ‘A Question of Belief’ Paperback: 320 pages (Mar. 2011) Publisher: Arrow This latest in Donna Leon’s much-admired series about Venetian Comissario Brunetti is well up to scratch. For the first half of the book, Brunetti and his … Continue reading

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Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell

Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell is a poetic novella set in the Ozarks – the impoverished and (in this book) icily cold mountain region of Missouri and Arkansas. Ree Dolly is a 16-year-old member of one of the clannish and … Continue reading

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