Category Archives: Books

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

The Secret Place by Tana French

  The Secret Place is Tana French’s 5th novel about the Dublin Murder Squad. I like Tana French. She is a master at creating an uncomfortable feeling and skilled at creating exciting and complex characters. The detectives Stephen Moran and Antoinette … Continue reading

Lycke by Mikaela Bley

Missing Girl The novel should have a warning-label – should not be read by parents. Or maybe it is because I am a parent that the book scares me a little more. Nothing would be worse than your child going … Continue reading

Christmas Gift Ideas

Looking for Christmas gift ideas? Below are some books that will make great gifts! The Murderer’s Ape by Jakob Wegelius A great book! Suspenseful, interesting, beautiful, loving…there are many words you could use to describe The Murderer’s Ape. The fact … Continue reading