Daily Archives: May 21, 2011

Mercy by Jussi Adler-Olsen

Adler-Olsen, Jussi – ‘Mercy’ (translated by Lisa Hartford) Paperback: 512 pages (May 2011) Publisher: Penguin ISBN: 0141399961 MERCY is an excellent debut from Denmark, containing all the elements I like best in crime novels. First, there is a fully rounded … Continue reading

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The Gallows Bird by Camilla Lackberg

Lackberg, Camilla – ‘The Gallows Bird’ (translated by Steven T Murray) Hardback: 384 pages (Mar. 2011) Publisher: HarperCollins ISBN: 0007254008 The fourth in the Erica Falck-Patrik Hedstrom series set in FjÀllbacka and Tanumshede, south-west Sweden, contains all the ingredients that … Continue reading

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Little Girl Lost by Brian McGilloway

McGilloway, Brian – ‘Little Girl Lost’ Trade Paperback: 304 pages (May 2011) Publisher: Macmillan ISBN: 0230753365 Brian McGilloway, author of BORDERLANDS and three subsequent excellent crime novels about Inspector Ben Devlin, here changes tack to write a readable book about … Continue reading

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