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Killer Women: fierce females in crime fiction

There have always been women detectives: imagine how empty the golden age of classic crime would have been without Miss Marple! But for many years, men stole the show in mystery and thriller fiction… 629 more words

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Looking forward to.....

This is a book that I’m looking forward to. I’ve read the first three by Stieg Larsson and the fourth novel by David Lagercrantz. I haven’t read the fifth novel yet. 82 more words


the lure of the lone ranger/hero

I am excited as always when I see a Jack Reacher novel which I haven’t read before and always wonder how Lee Child has been able to create such a popular character. 933 more words

The Crow Girl: Scandi s-l-o-w

A great lumbering beast of a book, this one failed to grab me and – unusually – I bailed out after the first instalment (it’s effectively a trilogy in one publication). 352 more words

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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest (Millennium #3)

by Steig Larsson

Paperback Edition, 745 pages

Originally published 2007

“Salander was afraid of no-one and nothing. She realized that she lacked the necessary imagination – and that was evidence enough that there was something wrong with her brain…”  471 more words

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The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018)

2019 #90
Fede Alvarez | 115 mins | streaming (HD) | 2.39:1 | USA, Germany & Sweden / English | 15 / R

I love a bit of context to frame a review, but crikey, I can’t be arsed to recap the turbulent history of this particular franchise. 1,057 more words


GET9: get in there

There’s so much going on in this high-tech, hard-wired thriller that it’s tough to pin it all down. Corporate espionage, social engineering and black-hat tradecraft set the scene… 578 more words

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