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Was I So Unwise*

I’m sure you’ve had those moments. Someone you know, who’s otherwise an intelligent person, is doing something really foolish. You may even think (or say), ‘How can you be so stupid?’ 1,115 more words

Agatha Christie

Another Scandal Every Day*

Transparency International has released its 2015 Global Corruption Perception rankings. That’s an annual ranking of nations based on transparency of government activity, press access, independence of judiciary, and other factors. 1,232 more words

Donna Leon

A las puertas de BCN Negra

BCN Negra se apresta una vez más a deleitar en Barcelona a los amantes del género negro. Bajo el comisariado de Paco Camarasa, en la edición de este año van a participar escritores internacionales tan importantes como Donna Leon, Pierre Lamaitrie, Bernard Minier o Maj Sjöwalla, además de rendirse un homenaje póstumo a Rafael Chirbes y William McIlvanney 328 more words


Week 52 - 2015

I’m almost there…. And now I’m behind on 2016. I could try harder and then I’d be making less excuses.

Coal River by Ellen Marie Wiseman… 374 more words

What I Read

Don't Ask Me No Questions*

One of the challenges that sleuths face, both in real life and in crime fiction, is to get answers to their questions.  That can be difficult under the best of circumstances, since a lot of people aren’t comfortable talking to the police. 1,115 more words

Agatha Christie

Mister Brunetti and the things that he is not

Is it really 23 years since first we  met? Who could not love Commisario Guido Brunetti and his loveable collection of family and colleagues?

Venice – it is traditional at this point to say that the city is as much a character in the novels as the humans,  – the city Brunetti navigates with as much detached… 755 more words


A Novel Idea - November Meeting

Well, there year is flying past at an alarming rate. Somehow here we are at the November meeting where we met to discuss Donna Leon’s ‘By Its Cover’. 306 more words