• Crime fiction,  Events

    CrimeFest 2015 (Or The Time of My Life!)

    This year I actually made it to CrimeFest 2015 held at the Royal Marriott Hotel in Bristol, and as you can imagine, I fangirled my way through it. I got to meet some of my favourite authors and bloggers, and I was asked a few times if Books & Reviews is till running, which I can say yes. My PhD, a bad break up and lots of travelling have kept me busy for the last months, but now I’m back! And here they are, the pictures of me with every author, blogger and publisher who spent more than 5 minutes with me: Advertisements

  • Author Interviews,  Features

    Exclusive Interview: Quentin Bates

    I had the amazing pleasure of interviewing Quentin Bates, author of Chilled to the Bone. He is an amazing crime fiction writer and an a great human being. He agreed to be interviewed right away and since then we have exchanged many emails. You can go and say hi to him over Twitter as well and see how nice he is. Meanwhile, here’s the interview. Enjoy! 1. You say in your biography that your first novel in the Gunnhildur series grew out of a writing course. Why did you chose to write crime fiction?  I’m not entirely sure. I’ve always been a big reader, but didn’t become a big crime…

  • Crime fiction,  Nordic Noir

    Chilled to the Bone by Quentin Bates

    I encountered Chilled to the Bone by Quentin Bates at the “What’s New?” section at Book Depository. I loved the description so much that I asked the publishers for a review copy and they kindly sent me one. The book got a little bit lost on my TBR pile until last week, when I thought I really needed some Scandinavian crime fiction to get me through finals month. It did help. From Goodreads: When a shipowner is found dead, tied to a bed in one of Reykjavik’s smartest hotels, sergeant Gunnhildur Gisladottir of the city police force sees no evidence of foul play but still suspects things are not as…