Category Archives: Karin Alvtegen

Women in Translation 2017

I learned via Mrs Peabody’s excellent blog that August is being celebrated as Women in Translation month. This is in an attempt to address the fact that only about a quarter of the world’s literature that is translated into English … Continue reading

Posted in Asa Larsson, Camilla Lackberg, Claudia Pineiro, Fred Vargas, Karin Alvtegen, Karin Fossum, Kati Hiekkapelto, list, Liza Marklund, Teresa Solana, Yrsa Sigurdardottir | Tagged | 2 Comments

Review: BETRAYAL by Karin Alvtegen

At the outset of this novel Eva and Henrik are a happily married couple, enjoying their home, their toddler son Axel, the life they have built together. Or at least that is how things appear. But underneath this surface civility … Continue reading

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Sisters in Crime Challenge Post #3: The genre busters

This post at Petrona reminded me of a tremendous small Australian publishing house called Spinifex Press which specialises in ‘publishing innovative and controversial feminist books with an optimistic edge’. A few years ago they re-published Australian author Finola Moorhead’s Still … Continue reading

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2009 – The Favourites

I don’t rely entirely on my ratings for including a book into my favourite reads of the year. There’s also an indefinable ‘something-about-it-stuck-in-my-head-long-after-finishing’ quality that comes into play and that element is unknown when I give my rating (which I … Continue reading

Posted in Adrian Hyland (Aus), books of the year, Colin Cotterill, Denise Mina, Johan Theorin, Karin Alvtegen, list, Malla Nunn (Aus), Matt Beynon Rees, Reginald Hill, Stieg Larsson, Tom Rob Smith | 7 Comments

Review: Missing, Karin Alvtegen

Title: Missing Author: Karin Alvtegen Publisher: Penguin Canada [this edition 2006] ISBN: 978-0-14-305382-8 Length: 352 pages Sibylla Forsenström is 32 years old and has been homeless since she was 18. One of the tricks she uses when she wants a … Continue reading

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