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The Widows' Cafe: A Short Story
The Widows' Cafe: A Short Story
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5.0 out of 5 stars predictable too but so good. Camilla Lackberg is so, 29 Nov 2014
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Just a short story, predictable too but so good. Camilla Lackberg is so good


Sweet Smell of Murder: A tale of slayings, snuff, sex & spies (Jack Flyford Misadventures Book 1)
Sweet Smell of Murder: A tale of slayings, snuff, sex & spies (Jack Flyford Misadventures Book 1)
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 30 Sep 2014
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I got so bored with this that I couldn't be bothered to continue. The Malmo series were all so good, I was really disappointed by this.


Casio F-91WC-3AEF Digital Watch with Green Resin Strap
Casio F-91WC-3AEF Digital Watch with Green Resin Strap
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice watch, 11 Sep 2014
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I waited a few weeks to review this as a previous watch I bought from Amazon fell to bits very quickly. This looks good, is comfortable and easy to use. It works well. For a bargain price watch it is very good.


Vanished
Vanished
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 11 Sep 2014
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After reading ' The Long Shadow' my Liza Marklund, I decided to try another of her books about ditsy journalist Annika. this one was an earlier book in the series and was really boring drawn out. Not worth spending much time on.


Murder in Skarhamn A Swedish Crime Novel (Greger Thulin Book 2)
Murder in Skarhamn A Swedish Crime Novel (Greger Thulin Book 2)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth reading, I look forward to the next one, 11 Sep 2014
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I had never heard of Ramona Fransson before and only bought this because it was very inexpensive and I wanted something to read on a long train journey. Greger Thulin is no James Bond, he is overweight and sloppy in his dress sense and diet, yet an endearing character. [ Sort of Columbo, but more ordinary ] With his team of mostly female detectives and pathology staff, he plods along doggedly until he solves the case of a murdered wife beater. Very good read.


The Long Shadow
The Long Shadow
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4.0 out of 5 stars Crazy but readable, 11 Sep 2014
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I liked this book a lot , in spite of itself. It is part crime novel and part 'chick lit' with silly descriptions of a policeman having muscles rippling beneath his shirt. The hero, Annika, is a journalist with a lifestyle nobody would envy. I am sure an American would describe her family as 'dysfunctional'. It is almost too far fetched and yet I thoroughly enjoyed reading it


Three Dog Night
Three Dog Night
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpected and brilliant, 11 Sep 2014
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Excellent , best I have read in a long time. This Danish thriller features the unlikely hero, Peter Boutrup , just released from prison for manslaughter. Following the discovery of the body of an old acquaintance from the bad times, he teams up with equally misfit neighbour, Felix, to find out why it happened. The book is full of action - lots of cliffhangers, and even more odd characters among the police and crooks alike. Very little is predictable, I hope there are more to follow from this splendid writer.


Buried Angels
Buried Angels
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not a ghost in sight, 28 July 2014
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I have read so many of Camilla Lackbergs novels that Patrick and Erica seem so very familiar. At first I was not sure about this novel, all the flashbacks to the past, the life of Dagmar, all seemed to familiar from a story by another writer, Asa Larsson. However, as the story progresses, there is only a very superficial resemblance. Ebba and Tobias have returned to Ebba's old family home to restore it but bad things keep happening to them in the process. Does this have to do with the history of the previous owners of the property ? Read it to find out !


My First Murder (The Maria Kallio Series Book 1)
My First Murder (The Maria Kallio Series Book 1)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A refreshing new character in crime fiction, 30 Jun 2014
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I read the Maria Kallio series in totally the wrong order - no matter, they all work as individuals. Maria herself is somebody so well described you can see, hear and practically smell her. A Police officer / qualified lawyer / one of the 'lads' yet a feminist, she is very real. I hope there will be more books in the series soon.


The Blinded Man: The first Intercrime thriller (The Intercrime series Book 1)
The Blinded Man: The first Intercrime thriller (The Intercrime series Book 1)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great use of music in a fine book, 30 Jun 2014
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Once I got my head around the fact that 'Hultin' wasn't a woman called Jenny, as in the TV series - I found this a brilliant and evocative book to read. The use of music gives it a smokey blues club feel and the variety of characters in the team give it loads of insight. This is the first in the series and I look forward to reading the next one. Also, I will start listening to Thelonius Monk.


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