Monthly Archives: October 2015

Missing Person

Missing Person by Patrick Modiano ( France) 1978 (1980 Eng) / 168 pages rating 9.5 This is the second Modiano I’ve read although the first – Suspended Sentences – is really 3 novellas in one volume, Afterimage, Suspended Sentences, and Flowers of Ruin.  I guess I … Continue reading

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The Hanging Girl

The Hanging Girl by Jussi Adler-Olsen  (Danish) 2015 / (512 pages) read by Graeme Malcolm 15h 37m Rating  A+ / crime #6 in the Dept. Q series I don’t read series books back-to-back,  not normally anyway.  I usually take my … Continue reading

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The Purity of Vengeance

The Purity of Vengeance by Jussi Adler-Olsen  (Denmark translated) 2013 / 528 pages read by Graeme Malcolm 14h 6m rating:  A –  crime (Dept. Q mystery – #4 ) Eeks!   I read this earlier this month (October) but forgot … Continue reading

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The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine

The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine by Alexander McCall Smith 2015 / 224 pages read by Lisette Lecat – 9h 20m rating – A++  /  very cozy crime #16 in the #1 Ladies Detective Agency series Oh be still my heart!  I … Continue reading

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Trespass

Trespass by Rose Tremain 2010 /  263 pages Read by – Juliet Stephenson 9h 15m Rating:  8.25 / literary suspense I’d read two of Tremain’s books prior to this one and enjoyed them so I nominated this for the Bookgroup List  November selection … Continue reading

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“Literary” fiction? – What is “literary” about?

I’ve come to use the term “literary” as an adjective – like “literary crime” or “literary sci-fi.” Sometimes a book has precious little to offer other than literary value – interesting structure, lively, appropriate metaphors and other tropes, distinct language, … Continue reading

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Career of Evil

Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling) 2015 / 512 pages Read by Robert Glenister  17h 58m Rating A-  / crime-detective (3rd in Cormoran Strike series) Compared to the two prior novels in this series,  Career of Evil includes some … Continue reading

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