Category Archives: Orenda Books

“Unhinged” by Thomas Enger and Jørn Lier Horst – Book Review

translated from the Norwegian by Megan Turney This police procedural, set in Oslo, Norway, is the third to feature policeman Alexander Blix and blogger/journalist Emma Ramm. Blix is 48 years old and a Detective Chief Inspector of the Homicide division … Continue reading

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“Red As Blood” by Lilja Sigurdardóttir #CoverReveal @OrendaBooks #CrimeThriller @lilja1972

It is my absolute delight to share with you the stunning cover of Lilja Sigurdardóttir’s new novel, “Red As Blood” which will be published on October 13, 2022 by Orenda Books. “Red As Blood” is the second installment in the … Continue reading

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“Quicksand Of Memory” by Michael J. Malone – Book Review

Luke – lost his beloved partner, Lisa, to cancer. Now he is raising Lisa’s six-year-old son Nathan on his own, with the occasional help of Lisa’s mother, Gemma. He adores the boy. Luke is an ex-con. He served time for … Continue reading

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“Faceless” by Vanda Symon – Book Review

Bradley – a married man who is the father to two pre-school girls. His personal life presents pressures of kids, a huge mortgage, and a wife who disparages him at every turn. He works as an accountant at an insurance … Continue reading

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“Cold As Hell” by Lilja Sigurðardóttir – Book Review

When Áróra returns to her birthplace, Iceland, she does so under duress – at the behest of her mother. Her sister, Ísafold, has disappeared and her mother wants Áróra to find her. Áróra has been back to Iceland many times … Continue reading

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“Girls Who Lie” by Eva Björg Ægisdóttir – Book Review

Girls Who Lie is the second novel in the FORBIDDEN ICELAND series The Icelandic Police team of criminal investigators include: Hörður Höskuldsson – leader of the Akranes Criminal Investigation Division. With many local connections, he is in charge of the … Continue reading

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“The Great Silence” by Doug Johnstone – Book Review

“The monsters in our lives don’t look like monsters, horns and slavering fangs. The worst deeds in the world are done by people who like like any of us.” We pick up one year after the events of the second … Continue reading

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“There’s Only One Danny Garvey” by David F. Ross – Book Review

“Trouble prospers when uneducated men have too much time on their hands”.First I have to say that this story will remain in my memory for a very long time. The characters were so vividly rendered, the mood so brilliantly interpreted. … Continue reading

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“Smoke Screen” by Thomas Enger and Jørn Lier Horst – Book Review

translated from the Norwegian by Megan Turney This police procedural, set in Oslo, Norway, is the second to feature policeman Alexander Blix and blogger/journalist Emma Ramm. Blix is a twenty year veteran of the Oslo police. Shortly after his career … Continue reading

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Celebrating #Orentober 2020 @OrendaBooks

As a bookblogger, I’ve been privileged to read and review several titles from the Orenda Books catalogue.  To that end, I thought I’d celebrate #Orentober by sharing some of my reviews for these fabulous novels.  Just click on the title … Continue reading

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