Category Archives: Stieg Larsson

Crime Fiction Alphabet: J is for Justice

My dictionary (the Macquarie Third Edition) (and yes I do still have a great, big physical dictionary that I can barely lift it’s so heavy) defines justice at some length but the first entry is the quality of being just; righteousness, … Continue reading

Posted in Agatha Christie, Crime Fiction Alphabet, Leighton Gage, Stieg Larsson, Teresa Solana | 15 Comments

And the winner is…

…I’ve no idea. The only thing that can be virtually guaranteed is that my personal selection for best of the shortlisted novels for the UK Crime Writers Association International Dagger Award for translated crime fiction will not be the one … Continue reading

Posted in Andrea Camilleri, Arnaldur Indriðason, Deon Meyer, Johan Theorin, Stieg Larsson, Tonino Benacqusita | 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: The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest by Stieg Larsson

Title: The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest Author: Stieg Larsson, translated (brilliantly) by Reg Keeland (it’s always brilliant when you forget it’s translated) Publisher: Maclehose Press [2009] ISBN: 9781906694173 Length: 599 pages Setting: Sweden, present day Genre: Journalistic/legal thriller ♦ … Continue reading

Posted in book review, Stieg Larsson, Sweden | 12 Comments

Review: The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson

Title: The Girl Who Played With Fire Author: Stieg Larsson Publisher: Maclehose Press [2009] ISBN: 978-1-84724-557-1 The Girl Who Played With Fire starts about a year after the events in the first book in the series. Lisbeth Salandar has cut off … Continue reading

Posted in book review, Stieg Larsson, Sweden | 8 Comments

Sunday Salon 2009-01-25: Expectations

This week hasn’t been a great week of reading, or blogging, or reading of blogs for me. I have been particularly busy at work which has given me far less time than I’d normally spend on these activities but that’s … Continue reading

Posted in Alex Barclay, Barbara Vine, memes and challenges, Stieg Larsson | 4 Comments

2008 a year in reading

Before I list my best books of the year a few statistics that sum up my reading year: I started 94 books this year and finished 82 of those. That’s a few more DNFs than I usually have but I did … Continue reading

Posted in Asa Larsson, books of the year, C J Box, Deon Meyer, Felicity Young (Aus), Kerry Greenwood (Aus), Leah Giarratano (Aus), list, Matt Beynon Rees, Nigel McCrery, Peter Temple (Aus), Stieg Larsson | 9 Comments