Category Archives: Books

The Dying Game by Åsa Avdic

I’m usually not a fan of the type of books that can be described as Hunger Games for adults, but there was something about this one that caught my eye. Locked-Room Mystery The year is 2037 and it is a … Continue reading

Deeds of Fall by Anders de la Motte

After Summer comes Fall The first novel in Anders de La Motte’s new series was published last year. Just like Mons Kallentoft he’s going through the seasons and now time has come for fall. I admit I may have been … Continue reading

The Scarred Woman by Jussi Adler-Olsen

I am a big fan of Jussi Adler-Olsen’s books about Detective Carl Mørck and Department Q, Copenhagen’s cold case division.  I read the first three novels in one stretch and it is impossible not to fall in love with the … Continue reading

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

Unexpected Invitation Reclusive crime writer Leonora (“Nora”) receives an unexpected invitation to a bachelorette party weekend out in the woods. It is for Claire, a childhood friend that she used to be close to, but she has not seen or … Continue reading

The Chemist by Stephanie Meyer

  Known for Twilight Stephanie Meyer is mainly known for the incredibly popular Twilight series (vampire-themed novels). I was both skeptic and curious when I started reading. I didn’t like the Twilight movies, but have to admit I haven’t read … Continue reading

Those Who Follow

I like conspiracy thrillers, but it is definitely an art to write them. The trick is to get the reader to believe – at least while they are reading – that this could happen in real life. Then it needs … Continue reading

Norwegian Noir

    Norwegian crime writer Torkil Damhaug has really outdone himself with his novel A Fifth Season (En femte årstid). While I recognize Damhaug’s special storytelling techniques this novel differs from his earlier ones. It is rawer and horror takes … Continue reading