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Another Nordic Crime Writer…

Anne Holt-an award-winning Norwegian crime writer and lawyer who also served as Minister of Justice. I discovered her through a list of the “Best Murder Mysteries of 2012,” which recommended 1222, starring police detective Hanne Wilhelmsen, nominated that year for … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Crime Fiction: Two More

I don’t know where the last two weeks went, but I’ve still been reading and writing all the time. Since I’m writing so much (my own fiction), it seemed a good time to recommend good published novels by others. Here … Continue reading

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Cold Day Recipe

Today there were snowflakes throughout the air (although none on the ground) and it was so so so cold. Recipe: Spicy Cabbage Soup (Courtesy of Sona Tikidjian) from Soup for Syria  recipe available here and a pic of my secret guaranteed-to-warm-you-up ingredient … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Crime Fiction: 1st 5

Scandinavian Crime Fiction: Part One Let’s just start with five…because my list keeps getting longer and longer:  Roslund-Hellström-I literally started reading their crime novel Box 21 immediately after posting yesterday…and I’m almost done with it. Luckily, I have 2 more by … Continue reading

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Six Months of Scandinavian Crime Fiction

Since about June, I’ve been reading (almost exclusively) crime fiction from Sweden, Norway, and Denmark with occasional forays into Iceland, Holland, and surrounds. In the last month, I’ve been taking a break, reading a few things for book club, some … Continue reading

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Snowing!

I understand that the longer we live in Virginia, the less exciting we’ll find every little snowflake, but as of today we were still thrilled that snow was falling…and for quite a while. It was my favorite kind of snow, … Continue reading

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