Book Reviews

The Legacy (Children’s House #1)

Author: Yrsa Sigurdardottir Publish Date: February 13, 2018 by Minotaur Books Genre: Crime Fiction Hardcover: 464 pages My Rating: 3 stars The Legacy is the first installment in a new series featuring the psychologist Freyja and the police officer Huldar. The only person who might have the answers to a baffling murder case is the… Read More The Legacy (Children’s House #1)

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Broken Harbor

Author: Tana French Publish Date: 2012 by Viking Genre: Literary Fiction / Mystery Hardcover: 450 pages My Rating: 3 stars Here is a video synopsis by Tana French herself. Broken Harbor “Over time, the ghosts of things that happened start to turn distant; once they’ve cut you a couple of million times, their edges blunt… Read More Broken Harbor

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The Brutal Telling (book #5 in the series)

Author: Louise Penny Publish Date: September 22, 2009 by Minotaur Books Genre: Mystery Hardcover: 372 pages My Rating: 5 stars In the depths of the Canadian woods, near the quaint and quirky town of Three Pines, lives The Hermit, known only to the town’s bistro proprietor, Olivier. This man, who chooses to isolate himself from… Read More The Brutal Telling (book #5 in the series)

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Pop Goes the Weasel (Helen Grace # 2)

Author: M.J. Arlidge Published: September 11, 2014 by Penguin Books (UK) Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Paperback: 424 pages My Rating: 4 stars Find it on Amazon This is the second book in the Detective Helen Grace series. It is a classic cop vs. serial killer story and this one starts with the discovery of… Read More Pop Goes the Weasel (Helen Grace # 2)

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Snowblind (Dark Iceland #1)

Author: Ragnar Jonasson Publish Date: January 31, 2017 in the U.S. by Minotaur Books Genre: Crime Thriller Hardcover: 302 pages My Rating: 3 1/2 stars Find it on Amazon “A classic whodunit with a vividly drawn protagonist and an intriguing, claustrophobic setting, ‘Snowbind’ dazzles like sunlight on snow, chills like ice and confirms the growing… Read More Snowblind (Dark Iceland #1)

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The Girl in the Ice (Detective Erika Foster #1)

Author: Robert Bryndza Published: February 12, 2016 by Bookouture Genre: Crime Thriller Paperback: 390 pages My Rating: 4 stars Find it on Amazon The Girl in the Ice is the first in a crime thriller series by the new-to-me author, Robert Bryndza. I’m a little behind the curve because other book bloggers are reviewing his… Read More The Girl in the Ice (Detective Erika Foster #1)

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Eeny Meeny (Helen Grace #1)

Author: M. J. Arlidge Published: June 2, 2015 by New American Library Genre: Crime Fiction; Thriller Paperback: 395 pages My Rating: 4 stars Find it on Amazon This is the first book in the Detective Helen Grace series. It is a classic cop vs. serial killer story. In this case, the serial killer is abducting… Read More Eeny Meeny (Helen Grace #1)

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Beginner’s Guide to Nordic Noir

What is Nordic Noir? Nordic Noir, also referred to as Scandinavian noir, or Swedish crime fiction is a genre of crime fiction written from the view point of the police. As the reader, you are brought into a detailed criminal investigation, often times gritty and violent. The stories take place in bleak landscapes, or urban… Read More Beginner’s Guide to Nordic Noir

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The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye

Author: David Lagercrantz Published: September 12, 2017 by Alfred A. Knopf Genre: Mystery/Thriller Hardcover: 347 pages My Rating: 3 1/2 stars Find it on Amazon This is the fifth book in the Millennium series started by Stieg Larsson, but taken over by David Lagercrantz when Larsson passed away in 2004. There are a lot of… Read More The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye

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A Still Life: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

Author: Louise Penny Published Date: 2007 Genre: Mystery Pages: 293 Stars: 3 Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines,… Read More A Still Life: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel