Category Archives: Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Maximum reading: minimum reviewing

The main prompt for me to start this blog was to write down my thoughts about the books I read so that my future self would be a little less ignorant about my reading than I had been in the … Continue reading

Posted in Arnaldur Indriðason, Camilla Lackberg, Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo, mini review, S J Bolton, Yrsa Sigurdardottir | 21 Comments

Review: My Soul to Take by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

The second novel to feature Icelandic lawyer Thóra Gudmundsdóttir opens with a chilling prologue from 1945 in which a young child appears is locked in some kind of cellar. The story proper takes place in contemporary times when Thóra is asked … Continue reading

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Books of the Month – May 2010

That was then I finished 15 books in May and, thankfully, had no DNFs (though I might have done had I not been too warm and lazy to get out bed and find a book other than this one). Only … Continue reading

Posted in books of the month, Dominique Manotti, Elly Griffiths, Imogen Robertson, Johan Theorin, Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Petros Markaris, Reginald Hill, Rob Kitchin, Shona MacLean, Simon Lelic, Yrsa Sigurdardottir | 7 Comments

Review: Last Rituals by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Title: Last Rituals Author: Yrsa Sigurdardottier (translated from the Icelandic by Bernard Scudder) Publisher: Hodder [this translation 2008, original edition 2005] ISBN: 987-0-340-920633 Length: 423 pages Genre: Amateur Sleuth ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ My rating: 4/5 One-liner: A book … Continue reading

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