Category Archives: Jussi Adler-Olsen

Can I expect more from undemanding books?

I have recently finished two books about which the most polite thing I can think of to say is that they were undemanding. I baulked for a while at putting this in writing because it sounds like the very definition … Continue reading

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Review: REDEMPTION by Jussi Adler-Olsen

I occasionally wonder if I’ve simply read too much crime fiction. REDEMPTION (published as A CONSPIRACY OF FAITH in the US) is Jussi Adler-Olsen’s third novel to feature Carl Mørck and his team of well meaning misfits in Department Q: … Continue reading

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Review: DISGRACE by Jussi Adler-Olsen

In Adler-Olsen’s second novel to be translated into English we meet a very unsavoury group of criminals who, since they were teenagers together at boarding school, have loved nothing better than fuelling themselves up on illicit drugs then violently attacking … Continue reading

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Books of the Month – October 2011

I didn’t manage a lot of reviewing in October but was lucky enough to have a couple of 5-star reads which means Book of the month is a difficult choice so I’m not going to make it. Tom Franklin‘s Crooked Letter, Crooked … Continue reading

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Review: Mercy by Jussi Adler-Olsen

Note: this book is published in the US as The Keeper of Lost Causes and is referred to at the author’s website as The Woman in the Cage. Given that everyone in the world has already read this book (refer … Continue reading

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