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Side Characters in a Novel

Scandi crime fiction I have a lot of favourite side characters in film and television, particularly Scandinavian crime series, but do I have a favourite side character in a novel? I really like the brash, but family-minded and a bit impulsive,  Martinsson, who often goes off half-cocked, in the Kurt Wallander (Henning Mankell's) novels, but… Continue reading Side Characters in a Novel

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Not Your Average Crime Novel – ‘Unwanted’

'In the middle of a rainy Swedish summer, a little girl is abducted from a crowded train.'

'In the middle of a rainy Swedish summer, a little girl is abducted from a crowded train.' Suspicion immediately falls upon the husband who has previously been violent towards his estranged wife in the past, but is he really the killer?

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Enjoy Scandinavia without the long flight!

A while ago, I was invited to write a post about Scandinavian books and have reproduced some sections and updated others here so grab a cuppa, make some waffles and enjoy a literary trip through novels I have recently read.

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30 Day Book Challenge – Book you tell people you’ve read, but haven’t

Day 20 - Harry Potter Series Okay, I admit it - I haven't read them!!! My kids have, and I half listened to their reading aloud, in their primary school years, so that counts??? and I read the first three chapters, but that was it. This series just didn't grab me like it did the… Continue reading 30 Day Book Challenge – Book you tell people you’ve read, but haven’t

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30 Day Book Challenge – Author I wish people would read more.

DAY 17. - Elsebeth Egholm  An Author I wish people would read more. "Elspeth who?" I hear the Australians, who read my blog, say with a rising inflection!!!  For this author is almost unknown in that part of the world.  Hailing from Denmark, she has only had two of her six novels, translated to English,… Continue reading 30 Day Book Challenge – Author I wish people would read more.

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30 Day Book Challenge – Most thought-provoking book.

DAY 16 - Endearing Love by Ian McEwan This story is a surprising book about obsessional love and the actual psychiatric condition that underpinned the story added realism to the plotlines. It really make me think a lot about the mechanisms in the brain that trigger mental illness and those feelings and action that may… Continue reading 30 Day Book Challenge – Most thought-provoking book.