Tags » Crime Novels

Sunday by Georges Simenon

Note: Georges Simenon has a complicated historical record during Vichy France. He collaborated financially with fascist media organizations. I had heard a bit about that but forgot it before I read this. 189 more words


The Rooster Bar - John Grisham

In my university years, I started with a couple of Grisham’s novels before I realized that even though loopholes found in its system were pointed out worth further readings regarding American legal system and some brilliant moves his characters did to either win the cases or the money, the endings would not be as entertaining had they happened in my home country. 739 more words

Book Review

Book Review ‘The Kind Worth Killing’, Peter Swanson 

“Everyone dies. What difference does it make if a few bad apples get pushed along a little sooner than God intended?”
Peter Swanson, The Kind Worth Killing 

550 more words

Novella a Day in May #20

The Murder of Halland – Pia Juul (2009, trans. Martin Aitken 2012, 189 pages)

This novella is published by Peirene Press who specialise in publishing contemporary European novellas, aimed to be read in one sitting. 465 more words


Danger by Association Giveaway

Next month is the last of my giveaways for paperback copies of The Riverhill Trilogy. Big congratulations to those of you who have already won signed copies of… 100 more words

Book Giveaway

Black Eyed Susans – Julia Heaberlin (2015) – A Murder They Wrote Review

Texan author Julia Heaberlin found herself in the best sellers lists when this, her third novel was published in 2015.  As a teenager, main character Tessie was abducted and dumped in a grave with the bodies and bones of other victims amongst a cluster of Black Eyed Susan flowers.  340 more words

The Good Son by You-jeong Jeong

I’ll admit that I agreed to review this book because the protagonist is a swimmer, and I was hoping for some passages about how wonderful swimming is. 534 more words