A Deadly Thaw by Sarah Ward

A Deadly Thaw by Sarah Ward is the second installment in the critically acclaimed DC Connie Child series. The first novel In Bitter Chill was a strong procedural with a unique British feel to it, so when saw the novel being sold at Crimefest17 – where I saw also to meet with Sarah again – […]

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Read Diverse: Asymptote Book Club

Confession time: I don’t read much fiction in translation. Sure thing, I love Nordic Noir, and since I can only read Spanish, English and a bit of Italian and French I am obviously a consumer of works in translation. But I often wonder about the many works that I don’t have access to because they […]

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She Writes: Sarah Ward

I first met Sarah Ward through her blog Crimepieces, which you should check right now if you are a fan of Scandi crime. And though she knows her nordic noir perfectly her knowledge about crime fiction goes beyond borders. When I heard that she was publishing her debut crime fiction novel with Faber a few […]

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End of the Year Plans

It’s been a long time since I last did a personal update. But yesterday I realised that 2017 is ALMOST done. How did that happen? If I want to do all the reading and writing that I had initially planned for this year I’d better get started! So here are some plans for what’s left […]

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The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

The Couple Next Door has been on radar for quite some time now, especially since the summer when I downloaded the audiobook. However, I never got to listen to it, so when I found the Spanish translation at my local library I decided to give it a try. I don’t often read translations from English, […]

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She Writes: C.L Taylor

C.L Taylor is an English writer known for her thrilling depictions of female friendship, treason, and mystery. Even though C.L Taylor has previously written non-crime fiction novels under the name ‘Cally Taylor’ it was her third novel The Accident, published in 2014, what made her a household name in crime fiction. In the last three […]

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Evening Primorse by Kopano Matlwa

Evening Primrose by Kopano Matlwa was the first book that I got sent upon my arrival to England earlier this year. I first heard about it on Twitter, described as the perfect book to mix #readwomen and #readdiverse. So that was it for me. African literature was one of my favourite subjects during my degree, […]

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Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty

Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty made a stellar appearance on my Twitter timeline upon the release of its television adaptation by BBC One in January 2017. Some people loved it, some people hated it, but everyone kept talking about the book. That was the moment when I knew I had to read it, so […]

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She Writes: Paula Hawkins

British crime fiction author Paula Hawkins has been a favourite of this blog (and all our readers!) for quite some time now. Upon the release of her crime fiction debut The Girl on the Train, I got to meet Paula through her work, and I even had the chance to interview her a few times, […]

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The Crow Girl by Erik Axl Sund

I was sent a review copy of Erik Axl Sund’s The Crow Girl upon its paperback release in the UK. I had previously heard about the novel because everyone whose taste in books I trusted was reading, and loving it. I also saw another delegate at Captivating Criminality 4 Conference reading it, and the bookish […]

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