• British,  Crime fiction

    The Deaths by Mark Lawson

    I came across The Deaths by Mark Lawson a few months ago, probably browsing at BookDepository. I thought the idea behind the book was amazing and, having not heard anything about neither the author, nor the book on Twitter, I emailed the publisher to ask if there were review copies available. Lucky me, there were and I was kindly sent one. Thank you, Picador, for your support. From Goodreads: Four families live in a beautiful stretch of English countryside in magnificent houses. They leave only to commute first-class to London for meetings, deals and theatre outings, or on family holidays to winter sun or half-term skiing. But the money is…

  • Crime fiction,  Nordic Noir

    Unwanted by Kristina Ohlsson

    Last weekend I decided to give myself a break and read what a I wanted from Friday to Monday, which translated on reading detective fiction novell Unwanted by Swedish author Kristina Ohlsson. And the only word I can think of is “amazing”. From Book Depository: “One mistake changes everything…”In the middle of a rainy Swedish summer, a little girl is abducted from a crowded train. Despite hundreds of potential witnesses, no one noticed when the girl was taken. Her distraught mother was left behind at the previous station in what seemed to be a coincidence. The train crew was alerted and kept a watchful eye on the sleeping child. But…

  • 21st Century,  Crime fiction,  Gift Ideas,  Random

    Gift Ideas – Crime Novel

    So, this post is supposed to inaugurate the Gifts Ideas series. Because it’s already Christmas time and sometimes we find ourselves wondering what to buy for that friend, that cousin or even our closer beloved ones! The best option is always a book. Crime novels have become really popular recently, but sometimes it is hard to sail through the selves full of titles and authors in bookshops. The problem is that many times, the plots are too easy or predictable, the characters are plain and reading is like eating fast food: it may look good but it leaves you hungry. The crime novel I recommend everyone is When will there…