Category Archives: Books

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

Snow White Must Die

Brilliant Crime Novel What a great first read this summer! Snow White Must Die is the first novel in a German series by Nele Neuhaus about police detectives Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein. The story begins when a man … Continue reading

Tell No Tales by Eva Dolan

Eva Dolan This was my first encounter with British author Eva Dolan, whose first novel was Long Way Home. Tell No Tales is #2 in the series. (The 3rd novel is called After You Die.) Politically Very Current What hit … Continue reading

Maria Wern #17

There is something special about authors that publish a novel every year. Anna Jansson has written a crime novel about Maria Wern every year since 2000. Part 17 (!) had a slow start and something worth noting is that a … Continue reading

Girls, Girls, Girls

It seems like the key to a successful novel is to throw the word girl in the title (well, that and it being a well-written book with a good plot and great characters…). Following the success of Stieg Larsson’s Millenium … Continue reading