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Lisbeth Salander Returns In David Lagercrantz's 'The Girl In The Spider's Web' [REVIEW]

Sweden’s answer to Steve Jobs is murdered and his savant son witnesses the killing. A mole has infiltrated one of the world’s most powerful intelligence agencies. 688 more words


Georges Simenon

In Paris, at Shakespeare & Company Bookstore, under the residence cat’s paws, I discovered Georges Simenon’s mystery novels. A stash of them. The staff labels him as the most “re-readable author”, who started with high literary ambitions and ended by writing commercially successful books. 188 more words


Dirty walls, dirty roles, dirty worlds (on noir and "Jessica Jones")

(Warning, this is fairly spoiler-heavy for the Netflix series JESSICA JONES, based on the Marvel Comics series)

I had this theory once, one I planned to do an in-depth academic work on about private eyes in the post-war tradition. 1,499 more words


The Long Weekend...Book Review

Sam and Scarlett found each other later in life; no teenage romance between these pages.

They each had a career before they met and now there are compromises to be made, but that’s okay. 269 more words


The Lovely Town of Ennis, Co. Clare ∼ The Perfect Fictional Location?

“Fun, relaxation, good humour and decent human friendliness await all visitors to Ennis,” declares the town’s tourist website – and indeed this true, if my recent visit to this very charming town in Co. 460 more words

Republic Of Ireland

Crime-on-Crime Review Series Five: What Happens in Reno, by Mike Monson

Oh dear. Oh good god. Oh my-my. That Mike Monson is one sick puppy, and I mean that in the best possible way. I’ve had the privilege to read several other of Mike Monson’s books, including his novella… 497 more words

Chump Change: Redemptive Noir

Dan Fante. Chump Change

Good, lightweight read.  Nothing that I’ve not read elsewhere and done better but this was a quick and easy read….fun. 80 more words