Category Archives: Teresa Solana

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: A Short Cut to Paradise by Teresa Solana

The private consultants who aren’t quite detectives who made their debut in A Not So Perfect Crime are back for another adventure among the upper echelons of Barcelona society. This time they are tasked with proving that Amadeu Cabestany was … Continue reading

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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

Extreme Reading

I have officially completed the extreme level of the 2010 Global Reading Challenge. This required me to read 3 books set in different countries of Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, North America, South America plus two books set in Antarctica and … Continue reading

Posted in Charlotte Jay, Claudia Pineiro, Glen Peters, Global Reading Challenge 2010, Kwei Quartey, Lindy Kelly, list, Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza, Margie Orford, Mario Vargas Llosa, Matt Dickinson, Mehmet Murat Somer, Michael Stanley, Michele Giuttari, Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Rob Kitchin, Robin Bowles (Aus), Sarah Andrews, Shuichi Yoshida, Teresa Solana, William Deverell | 10 Comments

Books of the Month – July 2010

That was Then July was a month of reading highs and lows for me. Undoubtedly my favourite book for the month (and the year so far) was Adrian Hyland’s Gunshot Road. I know I have become a bit of a broken … Continue reading

Posted in Adrian Hyland (Aus), books of the month, Camilla Lackberg, Deon Meyer, Domingo Villar, Henning Mankell, Ian Rankin, Teresa Solana | 15 Comments

How do you say congratulations in Swedish?

By now everyone who cares is undoubtedly well aware that while I was sleeping on Friday night Johan Theorin’s The Darkest Room was awarded the 2010 UK Crime Writer’s Association’s International Dagger Award for crime fiction translated into English. My heartfelt congratulations … Continue reading

Posted in Andrea Camilleri, Arnaldur Indriðason, Asa Larsson, Christian Jungersen, Claudia Pineiro, Deon Meyer, Hakan Nesser, Johan Theorin, Leif Davidsen, list, Luis Miguel Rocha, Mehmet Murat Somer, Michele Giuttari, Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Teresa Solana, Tonino Benacqusita | 6 Comments

Review: A Not So Perfect Crime by Teresa Solana

In something of a rarity for me I bought this book solely based on the blurb I read at the publisher’s website. It’s the the 13th of 21 books I need to read to complete my extreme global reading challenge and, … Continue reading

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