Category Archives: Karin Alvtegen

2017: The Favourites as Reading Bingo

I first reflected on a year’s reading via the Reading Bingo scorecard for 2016 and have decided to do it again this year. Mostly because it sneakily allows me to have more than the usual 10 or 12 books in … Continue reading

Posted in Adrian McKinty, Bill Crider, books of the year, Christopher Brrookmyre, David Casarett, Denise Mina, Elisabeth Sanxay Holding, Gianrico Carofiglio, Hans Olav Lahlum, Holly Throsby (Aus), Jock Serong (Aus), Karin Alvtegen, Kati Hiekkapelto, Leif G.W. Persson, Liane Moriarty (Aus), Mark Brandi (Aus), Megan Norris (Aus), Michael Robotham (Aus), Sarah Ward, Shamini Flint, Sue Grafton, Sulari Gentill (Aus), Vaseem Khan, Yrsa Sigurdardottir | 16 Comments

Books of the month: September 2017

Pick of the month I admit I am a fangirl and possibly not as objective as I ought to be but I loved the 8th instalment of Sulari Gentill’s historical crime series featuring Rowland Sinclair and his chums. Not only … Continue reading

Posted in books of the month, David Casarett, Elisabeth Herrmann, Ellen Byron, Karin Alvtegen, Michael Connelly, Ragnar Jonasson, Robert Thorogood, Ruth Dugdall, Simon Wyatt, Sulari Gentill (Aus) | 4 Comments

Review: SHAME by Karin Alvtegen

SHAME has languished unread on my shelves since I found a second hand copy in Australia’s only bookshop specialising in crime fiction 8 years ago. I can’t explain the languishing as I have loved both of the other books by … Continue reading

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Women in Translation 2017

I learned via Mrs Peabody’s excellent blog that August is being celebrated as Women in Translation month. This is in an attempt to address the fact that only about a quarter of the world’s literature that is translated into English … Continue reading

Posted in Asa Larsson, Camilla Lackberg, Claudia Pineiro, Fred Vargas, Karin Alvtegen, Karin Fossum, Kati Hiekkapelto, list, Liza Marklund, Teresa Solana, Yrsa Sigurdardottir | Tagged | 2 Comments

Review: BETRAYAL by Karin Alvtegen

At the outset of this novel Eva and Henrik are a happily married couple, enjoying their home, their toddler son Axel, the life they have built together. Or at least that is how things appear. But underneath this surface civility … Continue reading

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Sisters in Crime Challenge Post #3: The genre busters

This post at Petrona reminded me of a tremendous small Australian publishing house called Spinifex Press which specialises in ‘publishing innovative and controversial feminist books with an optimistic edge’. A few years ago they re-published Australian author Finola Moorhead’s Still … Continue reading

Posted in Dorothy Porter, Finola Moorhead (Aus), Karin Alvtegen, list, memes and challenges, Natsuo Kirino | 12 Comments

2009 – The Favourites

I don’t rely entirely on my ratings for including a book into my favourite reads of the year. There’s also an indefinable ‘something-about-it-stuck-in-my-head-long-after-finishing’ quality that comes into play and that element is unknown when I give my rating (which I … Continue reading

Posted in Adrian Hyland (Aus), books of the year, Colin Cotterill, Denise Mina, Johan Theorin, Karin Alvtegen, list, Malla Nunn (Aus), Matt Beynon Rees, Reginald Hill, Stieg Larsson, Tom Rob Smith | 7 Comments

Review: Missing, Karin Alvtegen

Title: Missing Author: Karin Alvtegen Publisher: Penguin Canada [this edition 2006] ISBN: 978-0-14-305382-8 Length: 352 pages Sibylla Forsenström is 32 years old and has been homeless since she was 18. One of the tricks she uses when she wants a … Continue reading

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