Book review: Roseanna, A Martin Beck Police Mystery

Posted on Friday, November 19th, 2010

Written in 1965, this is the first of ten novels centred around the Swedish detective inspector Martin Beck. But don’t let the date put you off: the book has aged beautifully, the writing still feels fresh, and the finish stays with you long after turning the last page – it’s like a good quality claret.

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Book Review: The Snowman by Jo Nesbo

Posted on Monday, November 1st, 2010

The book is the fifth in the Harry Hole detective series to be translated into English. Jo Nesbo (50) is a Norwegian novelist and musician who is fast becoming one of the bigger names in the competitive and crowded marketplace for Scandinavian crime fiction.

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Book review: The Last Child

Posted on Monday, May 31st, 2010

Everybody will still remember John Hart’s New York Times bestselling debut “The King of Lies”. His only dream is to become a good writer and to get published. In 2008 he is rewarded for this talent by winning the Edgar Award for this novel “Down River”. Two years later he’s back with “The Last Child”.

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Book review: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

Posted on Sunday, May 9th, 2010

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest is the third and last novel in Stieg Larsson’s world famous Millennium Trilogy. However, this novel is more than merely the final volume in the trilogy.“Millennium III” is the last novel completed by Larsson before his sudden death in 2004. There are rumours of an unfinished work, but [...]

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Book review: House Rules

Posted on Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

House Rules is written by New York Times bestseller author Jodi Picoult. She studied writing at Princeton University to earn her bachelor’s degree. She completed her master studies at the Harvard University.

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Book review: The lost symbol

Posted on Friday, April 30th, 2010

Dan Brown’s ‘The Lost Symbol’ was without any doubt the most hyped book of 2009. It broke all records for first-day sales of adult fiction, selling more than one million copies in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.

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