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Crimetimes

The Gothenburg book fair has joined forces with Crimetimes, which I believe used to be its own separate book festival. And here, well before the main book fair programme, is the… 213 more words

Books

What Took You So Long?*

If you watch enough crime-fictional television and films, you might get the impression that crimes can be solved, and investigations finished, in a very short time. 1,154 more words

Agatha Christie

Week 18 - 2018

1. I love Brother Cadfael books ever so much, but I loved The Heretic’s Apprentice by Ellis Peters particularly because there was a book involved. The premise is that a faithful apprentice brings his deceased master to the abbey to be buried, but a question of heresy arises that might prevent the respectable pilgrim from being interred. 342 more words

Science Fiction

Joanne's Mystery Picks

DEATH AT LA FENICE by Donna Leon

This is the first book in the Commisario Guido Brunetti series, set in Venice. Leon paints a picture of its beauty and its age as her characters walk the streets, climb the many stairs to their apartments, or huddle in their tenement-like hovels.  139 more words

Mystery

MARCH 2018 READING ROUND UP

 

In March I managed to read one from my big TBR pile; only 9 more to go to hit my 2018 target of 12 reads. It was the Murakami short stories. 225 more words

BOOK REVIEWS

EARTHLY REMAINS – Donna Leon

I seldom read crime, but occasionally I’ll read one of Donna Leon’s Venetian novels.  She has a wonderful knack of portraying Venice and its inhabitants  that conveys all the characters and foreign atmosphere the reader could ever want; no need to  buy expensive air tickets to Italy, just read one of her crime novels! 176 more words

BOOK REVIEWS

Book Review: "The Temptation of Forgiveness" by Donna Leon

The Temptation of Forgiveness by Donna Leon

Yet another fine story from perennial favorite Donna Leon.  Commissario Brunetti is still on duty after all these years, and Venice is still Venice. 457 more words

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