crime novels

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My favorite detectives!

DI John Rebus Featured in: Ian Rankin’s series taking place in and around Edinburgh. What I love about him: his quirky style, his taste in music, his reckless behaviour. His name! His accent 🙂 What I hate about him: his attitude to his ex-wife, Rhona, although he loves her, his stubbornness. […]

Books and movies – Mr Holmes

I saw a very moving film last night An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes looks back on his life, and grapples with an unsolved case involving a beautiful woman. It made me bring out my favorite Detective Holmes books and it reminded me that Sherlock was not that cynical cold hearted […]

Books for my road trip

After the crash, Michel Bussi / Το κορίτσι της πτήσης 5403 22 Δεκεμβρίου 1980 Το αεροπλάνο που εκτελεί την πτήση 5403 πέφτει στα γαλλοελβετικά σύνορα και τυλίγεται στις φλόγες. 168 από τους 169 επιβάτες σκοτώνονται ακαριαία. Σώζεται μόνο ένα κοριτσάκι τριών μηνών. Δύο οικογένειες το διεκδικούν, και δεν υπάρχει τρόπος […]

Book of the weekend – The Postcard Killers

By James Patterson and Liza Marklund             I know, what common can a woman author from Sweden have with fiction machine – weird plot generator – super best selling author from America? Probably the latter. They are both huge selling authors in the crime genre. […]

Guilty pleasure – Why I love reading crime novels

I have often found crime novels to be listed among book bloggers’ “guilty pleasures” and more often than not I have wondered why would someone who generally loves books feel guilty reading a good suspense novel. It’s true, crime, mystery or detective are often poorly written, superfluous and/or shallow. But on the […]

Book of the weekend #1

A book I loved this weekend full of news, referendum updates and politics. Silent Voices by Ann Cleeves. I really like Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope and I enjoyed this more than Cleeves’ Shetland series. Dysfunctional low personal self-esteem but very efficient professionally detective, interesting characters, a decent plot and a nice […]

4 of the UK’s leading crime writers

After my Scandi marathon I decided to read some UK crime fiction and let u all know how it was. I have loved Ian Rankin and Rebus in the past and his high praise for some of these novelists has definitely got me going. Elly Griffiths – Ruth Galloway series […]

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