Category Archives: Hans Olav Lahlum

Books of the month: February 2017

Pick of the month I know February is a short month but I can’t blame that entirely for my reading drop off. After a strong start to the year I only read 4 books during February (though it is only … Continue reading

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Review: CHAMELEON PEOPLE by Hans Olav Lahlum

CHAMELEON PEOPLE is Hans Olav Lahlum’s fourth full length crime novel set Norway’s recent past to feature a young police detective and his civilian sidekick. I’ve liked all the novels very much but this is my favourite. So far. One of … Continue reading

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2016: The Favourites as Reading Bingo

One of my favourite bloggers is once again challenging people to play Reading Bingo and another blogging pal has already played the game. Feeling a little left out I thought I would see how many of the 25 squares I could … Continue reading

Posted in Agatha Christie, Amanda Ortlepp (Aus), books of the year, David Owen (Aus), Denise Mina, Doug Johnstone, E.M. Channon, Elly Griffiths, Emily Arsenault, Emily Maguire (Aus), Emma Viskic (Aus), Hans Olav Lahlum, Helen Garner (Aus), Hideo Yokoyama, Jane Harper (Aus), Jock Serong (Aus), Karin Fossum, Larry D. Sweazy, Lou Berney, Melina Marchetta (Aus), Mickey Spillane, Olga Lorenzo (Aus), Ruth Rendell, Shamini Flint, Sulari Gentill (Aus) | 13 Comments

Books of the month: October 2016

Pick of the month It is truly difficult to pick my favourite read for October as I felt blessed with so many wonderful books but I’m going to highlight Melina Marchetta’s TELL THE TRUTH, SHAME THE DEVIL which is this … Continue reading

Posted in Anna Snoekstra (Aus), Anya Lipska, books of the month, Denise Mina, Ellery Adams, Emily Arsenault, Hans Olav Lahlum, Jane Jago (Aus), Karin Fossum, Larry D. Sweazy, Mark Douglas--Home, Melina Marchetta (Aus), Michael Wood, R. Austin Freeman, Tania Chandler (Aus) | 6 Comments

Review: THE CATALYST KILLING by Hans Olav Lahlum

For the third instalment of what has become a favourite historical crime series for me we move out of the 60’s and into 1970. The book opens with one of the series’ heroes, Inspector Kolbjørn Kristiansen or K2 as he’s referred to … Continue reading

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Musings on the 2016 Petrona Award

The Petrona Award for the best Scandinavian crime novel published in English during the eligible period which in this instance is the 2015 calendar year. The Award is in memory of one of the first crime fiction bloggers, Maxine Clarke, … Continue reading

Posted in Antti Tuomainen, Hans Olav Lahlum, Jorn Lier Horst, Karin Fossum, Kati Hiekkapelto, musings | 7 Comments

Books of the month: February 2016

Pick of the month I had a really great month’s reading during March and have struggled to pick just one favourite. But the book which I think will stay with me for the longest time is Peter Docker’s SWEET ONE which … Continue reading

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Review: SATELLITE PEOPLE by Hans Olav Lahlum

In Oslo in 1969 a wealthy business man rings Kolbjørn Kristiansen, the police inspector made locally famous after a tough investigation the previous year, to report he is in fear for his life. Before the two can meet to discuss the … Continue reading

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Catching up (the reviews that will never be)

Lately I’ve read a few books that haven’t, for one reason or another, made it to a review post of their very own and I’ve decided to give up pretending they ever will. I have enough impossible backlogs in my … Continue reading

Posted in Alan Bradley, Arnaldur Indriðason, Hans Olav Lahlum, June Wright, Leif G.W. Persson, mini review | 13 Comments