GoodReads ★★★★ I'm a great fan of John Boyne's books. I started of course with The boy in the striped pyjamas, but have since read almost all his books. There are very few authors whose books I look forward to as much as I do with his.This book is set in 1910 (and the years... Continue Reading →

The Inugami Curse

GoodReads ★★★★ I had not heard of Seishi Yokomizo before, although he is a famous Japanese mystery writer. The Inugami Curse had all the features you have come to expect from mystery novels from that particular era.There is a rich but strange family, the patriarch recently deceased. Upon reading of the will, family members start... Continue Reading →

The Crying of Lot 49

GoodReads ★★ It's been some time since I've hated a book with a passion like I did The Crying of Lot 49. Warning: some ramblings ahead.It was a book club read and I wanted to start this about two weeks before the book club, because I wanted the book to be still fresh in my... Continue Reading →

Dead Wicked

GoodReads ★★ 2nd read for the #ReverseReadathonSo, it is only three days since finishing Dead Wicked during the Readathon and I have finally some time to write down my thoughts. However, I found I had to strain myself recalling who the bad guy was and why. I think that sort of sums up rather how... Continue Reading →

Dead Guilty

GoodReads ★★★ Missing children cases are the worst. I also don't like to read about them in books, to be honest. Nevertheless, it is a missing child that forms the spine of Dead Guilty. Of course, there is still a lot of other stuff going on as well.It was another quick read which I needed,... Continue Reading →

Dead Bad

GoodReads ★★ Another old case plays an important role in the eight book of the Calladine & Bayliss series, which is something that has been used a couple of times now in the series. I hope this will not be in every book now, or you would start wondering whether the detectives might not have... Continue Reading →

Dead Jealous

GoodReads ★★★ Dead Jealous is the seventh book already about Calladine and Bayliss, detectives is Leesdon, a small English town with surprisingly high crime rates. A lot is going on once more, multiple cases and it is a rather short read at that. To that is added the personal lives of the detectives and you... Continue Reading →


GoodReads ★★★★ I suggested Recursion as the new book for book club, and it was selected so I felt a certain responsibility when I started reading it. I had bought it earlier this year after all the praise it received and also because I really like Dark Matter which I read some time ago.Going in,... Continue Reading →

4 Riverside Close

GoodReads ★★★★ It starts with a murder in a seemingly sleepy cul-de-sac in North London. But who is the victim and how do all the many characters that are introduced in the beginning of the book connect to it.I think this was a read that worked very well with the Pigeonhole fragmented reading, though I... Continue Reading →

Nightingale: London 1966

GoodReads ★★★★ I only found out about these today! I have been a fan of the Rivers of London series for years and I was very pleased to find several ultra short stories that tie in to the series. I'm trying to spread reading them at least a little.I much enjoy it when authors take... Continue Reading →

Foxglove Summer

GoodReads ★★★★ Every year, the new PC Grant novel (or Rivers of London novel as I tend to call them) is one of my most anticipated reads. Also, I need to wait for more than half a year until the right paperback edition is published (height 19,7 cm; I mean even the MMP (mass market... Continue Reading →

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