Monthly Archives: May 2014

“The Purity of Vengeance” by Jussi Adler-Olsen

Inspired by a dark chapter in Danish history, Jussi Adler-Olsen‘s most recent ‘Department Q’ novel is a delightfully balanced mixture of sombre and deadly-serious crime investigation with a humorously depicted back story. This – the fourth novel in the Department … Continue reading

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Careened vs. careered

I originally wrote this post in May of 2014.  My love for words and the English language has prompted me to revisit it – as this is something that I am still encountering.  I just finished a novel that (mis?)used … Continue reading

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“The truth will out” by Jane Isaac – Book Review

Anyone of a ‘certain age’ will tell you that the truth always comes out in the end.  However when you are young and frightened like this novel’s Eva Carradine, you could possibly be blinded to that fact.   In their early … Continue reading

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“Falling” by Emma Kavanagh – Book Review

We’ve all had the dream where we wake up startled by the sensation of falling.  Very unsettling… much like this debut novel by Emma Kavanagh.  The book portrays many different forms of falling – both metaphorically and literally – and how … Continue reading

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“The day she died” by Catriona McPherson – Book Review

The cover is what first attracted me to this novel.  This time ‘choosing by dust jacket’ paid off in spades. A remote,  dark, and ominous Scottish locale, an emotionally damaged protagonist, a psychopath, two sweet little children….what more could you … Continue reading

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