Burned by Thomas Enger

Injured Reporter Makes a Comeback in Norwegian Debut Novel Henning Juul used to be a successful investigative reporter. After he becomes severely injured in a fire, which also takes the life of his son Jonas, his life is put on … Continue reading

A Walk in the Dark by Gianrico Carofiglio

Italian Attorney Risking His Career Guido Guerrieri works as an attorney in Bari, a city located in in southern Italy. He is used to defending questionable people and has seen a lot of things in his line of work. One … Continue reading

The Woodcutter by Reginald Hill

Wolf Hadda came from nowhere and worked his way to the top. He had a beautiful wife, a daughter, power and an indescribable amount of money. One morning the police rang his doorbell and showed a search warrant. He was … Continue reading

New Mom Solves Old Murder Case

Ruth Galloway, a new mom to baby Kate, is back to professional life after her maternity leave. She soon learns how difficult it is to balance a career with being a mother, especially as a single mom. Ruth is an … Continue reading

Sightseeing for Book Lovers

During my visit to New York last week I found some time to visit a few literary tourist attractions. Public Library One of the week’s highlights was the visit to New York Public Library, a building I have seen in … Continue reading

Spring is Here

The air is filled with pollen and feelings of spring, and the ground is green with some flowers. More and more people bring their hibernating books outside. I have just returned home from a 24-hour mini vacation in the Swedish … Continue reading


The other day I saw something awful I was waiting for the subway when a young man sat down next to me. He had a bag from a bookstore and when he took out his purchase I had to peek. … Continue reading