Monthly Archives: August 2012

Blind Goddess by Anne Holt

Last year the English translation of Anne Holt’s novel ‘1222’ was published. It was an excellent book and the 8th in her Hanne Wilhelmsen series. Blind Goddess has just been published in English and is the 1st in the series, … Continue reading

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Brother Cadfael’s Penance by Ellis Peters

This is the 20th Cadfael Chronicle and is the last book in Brother Cadfael’s story. There is one further book in the series containing three short stories about Cadfael’s earlier life. Brother Cadfael’s Penance is contained in the 7th Cadfael … Continue reading

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Steve Hamilton Profile and Books

Steve Hamilton was born in 1961 in Detroit Michigan and attended the University of Michigan. Although Hamilton studied computing at university, he managed to fit in as many non-computing courses as possible, including writing courses. While at university he won … Continue reading

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Snatched by Karin Slaughter

Snatched is a novella and is the 6th book in Karin Slaughter’s Will Trent series. Book 7 – ‘Criminal’ mentions Will Trent working at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (the busiest passenger airport in the world). This novella describes what happened … Continue reading

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Shadows in Bronze by Lindsey Davis

Shadows in Bronze is the second Falco novel by Lindsey Davis, set in Rome in 71AD. This story follows on from ‘The Silver Pigs’ with Marcus Didius Falco now working for the Emperor Vespasian and tidying up from the earlier … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Gone by Nicci French

Tuesday’s Gone is the second book in the Nicci French series featuring Frieda Klein and in this book the Nicci French duo are back at their best (in the first book ‘Blue Monday’, something seemed to be missing). When a … Continue reading

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Criminal by Karin Slaughter

Criminal is the 7th book in Karin Slaughter’s Will Trent series (including the short story – ‘Snatched’) and is the best that I’ve read so far. Once again the story gives us a bit more of the background of Will’s … Continue reading

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The Holy Thief by Ellis Peters

The Holy Thief is the 19th Cadfael Chronicle and is the first book in the 7th Cadfael Omnibus which also contains ‘Brother Cadfael’s Penance’ and ‘A Rare Benedictine’. Book 17 ‘The Potter’s Field’ described the exploits of Geoffrey de Mandeville. … Continue reading

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Lords of the North by Bernard Cornwell

The Lords of the North is the 3rd book in Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon Stories and finds Uhtred mostly in the North of England in Northumbria. At the end of book 2 – ‘The Pale Horseman’, Lord Uhtred of Bebbanburg was … Continue reading

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Stieg Larsson Profile and Books

Karl Stig-Erkand Larsson was born in 1954 in Skelleftehamn in Northern Sweden. He later changed his first name to Stieg to avoid confusion with another Swedish author Stig Larsson. Larsson grew up with his grandparents in the Swedish countryside until … Continue reading

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