On The Radar: ‘Lickity-lip’ novels from Karin Alvtegen and Louis Maistros

“On the Radar” provides small incidental rundowns on books which I’ve discovered, but haven’t yet purchased. These are titles that I’ve either added to my wishlist or am keeping a close eye on, with a view to adding them. In addition, these are books … [Read more...]

‘Book Bites’ for Thursday 12th March 2009

Camilla Läckberg’s Top 10 Swedish crime reads - The Guardian has a nice ‘recommended reading’ post today courtesy of Swedish crime writer Camilla Läckberg, in which she lists ten of her favourite crime novels penned by fellow Swedes. This is a … [Read more...]

Afterthoughts: Shadow by Karin Alvtegen

In a nutshell: A good novel with a well-developed storyline. It takes a while to get going but when it does the surprises and plot-twists comes thick and fast. Some characters have been much better realised than others, but overall an accomplished … [Read more...]

Forethoughts: Shadow by Karin Alvtegen

Such is the cover art for Shadow, that when I first slipped it out of its Jiffy Bag, I rolled my eyes, let out a big sigh and mumbled “Oh Great! Another misery memoir to throw on the never-to-be-read shelf.” A grungy dark cover complete with faux … [Read more...]