Category Archives: mini review

Maximum reading: minimum reviewing

The main prompt for me to start this blog was to write down my thoughts about the books I read so that my future self would be a little less ignorant about my reading than I had been in the … Continue reading

Posted in Arnaldur Indriðason, Camilla Lackberg, Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo, mini review, S J Bolton, Yrsa Sigurdardottir | 21 Comments

Aussie Authors Update #3

My reviews of Aussie crime fiction are published exclusively at my other blog, Fair Dinkum Crime, which I co-host with fellow Australian blogger and crime fiction fan Kerrie of Mysteries in Paradise. But I like to do an occasional wrap-up … Continue reading

Posted in Alan Carter (Aus), Angela Savage (Aus), Chris Womersley (Aus), Kerry Greenwood (Aus), mini review, P D Martin (Aus) | 9 Comments

Introducing The Cosy Knave by Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen

It would be a bit misleading of me to offer a review of The Cosy Knave, a newly published cosy mystery set in Yorkshire and penned by Danish writer and blogger Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen. Having been one of the beta … Continue reading

Posted in Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen, mini review | 3 Comments

Aussie Authors Update #2

My reviews of Aussie crime fiction are published exclusively at my other blog, Fair Dinkum Crime, which I co-host with fellow Australian blogger and crime fiction fan Kerrie of Mysteries in Paradise. But I like to do an occasional wrap-up … Continue reading

Posted in David Owen (Aus), Gary Corby (Aus), Jaye Ford (Aus), Katherine Howell (Aus), mini review, Sulari Gentill (Aus), Sydney Bauer (Aus) | 4 Comments

Aussie Authors Update #1

Earlier this year I decided to post my reviews of Aussie crime fiction exclusively at my other blog, Fair Dinkum Crime, which I co-host with fellow Australian blogger and crime fiction fan Kerrie of Mysteries in Paradise. As the sole … Continue reading

Posted in Adrian d'Hagé (Aus), Colleen McCullough (Aus), David Whish-Wilson (Aus), Lenny Bartulin (Aus), Michael Duffy (Aus), Michael Robotham (Aus), mini review | 5 Comments

The dog ate my reviews

I have been reading more than reviewing lately, though in some cases not for want of trying. I listened to Martin Edwards’ The Serpent Pool narrated by the always marvellous Gordon Griffin and enjoyed it very much (4 out of … Continue reading

Posted in David Albahari, David Whish-Wilson (Aus), Martin Edwards, mini review | 6 Comments

Comfort Reading Times Three

Over the past couple of weeks my mind has been more than usually occupied by family matters and my reading time shrank to almost nothing on some days. But reading has always been my way preferred way of escaping for … Continue reading

Posted in Dick Francis, M C Beaton, mini review, P D James | 11 Comments

Crime Fiction Alphabet: Z is for Z4CK

I was not exactly spoiled for choice for my final contribution to the crime fiction alphabet but it seems fitting to end off on a book that’s a little bit crime, a little bit sci-fi and a little bit thriller … Continue reading

Posted in Crime Fiction Alphabet, Kevin Milne, memes and challenges, mini review | 2 Comments

Crime Fiction Alphabet: Y is for Y2K

Yes I am taking another liberty with my personal challenge of discussing books with one word titles for my penultimate contribution to the crime fiction alphabet but, having been rather heavily ensconced in the madness that surrounded this particular event, … Continue reading

Posted in Crime Fiction Alphabet, memes and challenges, mini review, R J Pineiro, USA | 6 Comments

Crime Fiction Alphabet – X is for X Esquire

OK I admit it I am beaten. In homage to Sue Grafton I attempted to put together a crime fiction alphabet of one word titles (of books I have read) but the dastardly letter X has stumped me. Though I … Continue reading

Posted in Crime Fiction Alphabet, England, Leslie Charteris, memes and challenges, mini review | 8 Comments