Monthly Archives: May 2015

“At the water’s edge” by Sara Gruen – Book Review

“It is interesting to note that during the Second World War the German High Command had sufficient confidence in the reality of the monster to actually drop bombs in Loch Ness with the intent of destroying the creature and, thereby, … Continue reading

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“The devotion of Suspect X” by Keigo Higashino – Book Review

First off, I have to say, this title was not MY choice.  It was the required reading of my “Whodunit” bookclub.  With the narrative set in Japan, it did not appeal to me – not even a little bit. WOW!  … Continue reading

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Mysteries in translation – Karin Fossum

I am anal about reading series fiction in order.  Anyone who loves nordic crime fiction as much as I do laments that these great titles are often translated out of series order. For a comprehensive guide to Karin Fossum‘s wonderful  … Continue reading

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“Snared” by Ed James – Book Review

There is no fundamental difference between man and the higher animals in their mental faculties… The lower animals, like man, manifestly feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery. — Charles Darwin (1809-1882) A series of crimes are being perpetrated against … Continue reading

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“The Ice Twins” by S.K. Tremayne – Book Review

“When you love someone and they die, it is as if part of you dies with them. Therefore all love, if you like, is a form of suicide”. S.K.Tremayne’s novel “The Ice Twins” exhibits a pervading sense of menace. Not … Continue reading

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“Threshold” by G. M. Ford – Book Review

Looking for a tall, good-looking, police detective with a strict moral code? He can be found in G.M. Ford’s “Threshold“.  His name is Mickey Dolan and he is at a crossroads in his personal life.  Just back to work following … Continue reading

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Ruth Rendell 1930-2015

So very sad to hear that Ruth Rendell, one of my most favourite novelists has passed away at age 85. From BBC News Sunday May 2, 2015: “She wrote more than 60 novels in a career spanning 50 years, her … Continue reading

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