Tagged: crime

Book Review “The Book of HIDDEN THINGS”, Francesco Dimitri

Once upon a time, Ray went to the book store because he wanted to read a fantasy book and… bought “The Book of HIDDEN THINGS”. “God works in mysterious ways.” William Cowper Pitch: 4 friends (Art, Fabio, Tony, and Mauro) have a pact – to meet up on the same day every year in the small hometown, Casalfranco, in southern Italy. What can go wrong? They are fully grown dudes with small kids, boring jobs, and...

Book Review “The Bohemian Incident”, Thomas Arnfelt

“…they had shaved heads. Drilled into their foreheads was a small green stone, big as a lead ball. In one cell a man hung stretched against the wall, fastened with iron around his wrists and feet and with a hood over his face.” It is 1613 and yes, I know what you are thinking – ah, same old, same old… tortures, witches, monks, horses, beer. You are very close to the truth, my friend… but this...

Book Review ‘The Axeman’s Jazz’, Ray Celestin

Why and how: I was already on the way from the store when the expeditor said: “Maybe you’d like to buy Axeman? It is really cool book.”  I picked it, read ‘New Orleans 1919…’ Hmmmm, not my favourite subject for the crime books. But ah, serial killers, lurking in the darkness, feels like an interesting catch.  I bought it. I do not regret it.  Attention: The book is translated (swedish) by Hanna Williamsson. Plus: I couldn’t...

Book Review ‘The Outsider’, Stephen King

Your doppelganger exists, according to science. But Stephen King disagrees. Here’s why: “They say it’s like a Rubik’s Cube — you can get a lot of variation. And I hate a Rubik’s Cube,’ – said Stephen in a secret interview to the WP-reporter. ‘Because there’s no-one like me, Ray. You are hallucinating!’ – said Stephen King to RayNotBradbury after 13 shots of vodka at the ‘Drop-Off-Gut’ bar. ‘Okay, listen. I am a paranormal phenomenon. Simply –...

“No,” I said to the last biscuit… 

If you want a puzzling, stimulating, provocative, gripping, fascinating, in one word – interesting book; if you love eating, cooking, traveling, Miss Marple and mysterious crime-stories; if you would like to know how it feels to live in a mud-brick house on a nature reserve in the Klein Karoo (South Africa); if you are looking for the love-advice or a perfect plan for the murder – you have to read a book of Sally Andrew “Recipes...