Hercule Poirot’s Christmas

Simeon Lee, a grumpy old man with millions in the bank, invites his children to celebrate Christmas with him at Gorston Hall. Everyone accepts, and it is the first time in 20 years that the whole family is gathered. Out … Continue reading

Christmas Spirit?

I found this novel in my bookshelf. It is not a crime novel, but a cute funny story about the hardships you have to go through if you try to ignore Christmas. You may wonder why I choose to mention … Continue reading

Doors Open by Ian Rankin

Doors Open by Ian Rankin is about the millionaire and art lover Mike Mackenzie. Despite, or maybe because of, his comfortable lifestyle Mike is starting to feel like his life lacks meaning. His days pass by without the slightest excitement. … Continue reading

Interview with Veronica von Schenck

Hello and welcome to TheCrimeHouse Veronica! Two of your crime novels have been published now. Congratulations! Thank you! It is very exciting to have had two novels published in such a short time. To write crime novels have always been … Continue reading

The Oxford Murders by Guillermo Martínez

A young student from Argentina comes to Oxford to study mathematics. Shortly after arriving he finds his landlady murdered. His newfound friend, the mathematics professor Arthur Seldom, is receiving cryptic messages from the killer and together they try to solve … Continue reading

Bloodline by Mark Billingham

Detective Inspector Tom Thorne has just found out that his girlfriend Louise had a miscarriage. Shaken up and on his way from the hospital he is called back into duty since a woman has been found murdered. It is not unusual; … Continue reading

Blue Heaven by C.J. Box

At first everything seems calm and peaceful in the small town in northern U.S. The town is old and set in its ways — to the locals’ chagrin things have started to change. In the last few years a lot of retired … Continue reading