Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
FIELD GREY: PHILIP KERR
At the start of the seventh book in the Bernie Gunther thriller series it is 1954, and Bernie trying to escape from Cuba is arrested by the US Navy. He is taken to Guantanamo, and then on to New York and Germany, where ironically he finds himself in Cell number 7 at the Landsberg Prison, once occupied by Hitler after his failed Munich Putsch in 1923.
Friday, June 24, 2011
THE LAST OF THE LARSSON BLURBS?
A copy of The Quarry by Johan Theorin struggled through my letterbox today, and I could not help noticing the blurbs.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
OT: THE CAT DETECTIVE
A rival to the gorgeous Foxy: handsome Teddy the cat detective on stake out.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
THE GALLOWS BIRD: CAMILLA LACKBERG
Marit Kaspersen, who has left her husband Ola, to live with her girlfriend Kerstin, is found dead in her car which has gone down a steep slope and hit a tree.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
A GAME OF LIES: REBECCA CANTRELL
Rebecca Cantrell's outstanding debut novel A Trace of Smoke, featuring her feisty crime reporter Hannah Vogel, won the Bruce Alexander Memorial Award for best historical mystery. Hannah Vogel returned in the second book A Night of Long Knives desperately searching for her adopted son Anton, as Hitler in an orgy of killing settles old scores with those around him.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
I posted this photo, taken earlier in the month, to show that it is not always wet, dark and raining in England's scenic South West.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
THE DEAD OF SUMMER: MARI JUNGSTEDT
Peter Bovide, his wife Vendela, and their two young children are looking forward to four weeks holiday, two weeks on the island of Faro, just off the north coast of Gotland, and two weeks in Mallorca. Peter goes out for his usual early morning run, and is later found with one bullet hole between his eyes, and seven in his stomach.
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
MERCY: JUSSI ADLER-OLSEN
Veteran Copenhagen homicide detective Carl Morck has survived a shooting at a crime scene that has left one colleague dead, and another Hardy Henningsen in hospital paralysed.
Saturday, June 04, 2011
A few days ago I finished reading Mercy by Jussi Adler-Olsen [review to follow next week] and noticed one of the blurbs on the back cover, this one from the Guardian.