Category Archives: Liza Marklund

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

2013: The Favourites

I like to look back on the year’s reading and highlight the books I loved for one reason or another. I’ve given up restricting myself to a number and won’t presume to say they’re “the best” but they have great … Continue reading

Posted in Adrian McKinty, Angela Savage (Aus), Arni Thorarinsson, Belinda Bauer, books of the year, Garry Disher (Aus), Gene Kerrigan, Hannah Kent (Aus), Kate Atkinson, Leif G.W. Persson, Liza Marklund, Mari Strachan, Michael Duffy (Aus), Sulari Gentill (Aus), Wiley Cash | 14 Comments

Read, not reviewed

Due too a string of family and personal crises I’ve not read a lot over the past few months and I’ve reviewed even less. But from a collection of scribbled on post-it notes, e-jottings and random wisps of memory I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Alan Carter (Aus), Anne Holt, Arnaldur Indriðason, book review, Liza Marklund, Michael Duffy (Aus), Simone van der Vlugt | 8 Comments

Review: LIFETIME by Liza Marklund

Spoiler warning: The action in LIFETIME starts immediately after the events depicted in LAST WILL and there are lots of connections here to events from the earlier novel so this review will undoubtedly act as a spoiler for the previous … Continue reading

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Can there be four winners?

As someone who was loudly sceptical of the recent trend in children’s sport to not have winners and losers (just competitors) I am about to be something of a hypocrite but at least I recognise the fact. At next week’s … Continue reading

Posted in Arnaldur Indriðason, Leif G.W. Persson, Liza Marklund, random thoughts, Thomas Enger | 8 Comments

Review: LAST WILL by Liza Marklund

In her sixth adventure to be translated into English journalist-cum-sleuth Annika Bengtzon is, on behalf of her newspaper the Evening Standard, attending a lavish banquet for the year’s Nobel Prize winners. She is dancing with a reporter from a rival publication … Continue reading

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Annika Bengtzon: Journalist Sleuth

Thanks to the tirelessly enthusiastic Jen Forbus of Jen’s Book Thoughts for hosting Moonlighting for Murder as this year’s crime fiction theme week and for offering me the chance to participate in festivities. My favourite amateur sleuths are journalists. It’s … Continue reading

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Review: Red Wolf by Liza Marklund

My sixth book for this year’s Nordic challenge is the third Liza Marklund book I’ve read so far this year. I have become quite transfixed by the insight the books offer into the Swedish political and social history as well … Continue reading

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Review: Prime Time by Liza Marklund

I’m having a Marklund-fest at the moment, this being my second book of hers in 2 months and I have another to read before the end of March in preparation for incorporating Marklund’s protagonist, journalist Annika Bengtzon, in an upcoming … Continue reading

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Review: Studio 69 by Liza Marklund

I am normally a fan of reading series in order wherever possible but I have given up trying to work out the correct order for this series. The books do not follow each other chronologically and also seem to have … Continue reading

Posted in book review, Liza Marklund, Nordic Challenge 2011, Sweden | 15 Comments