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Louise

Louise Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom Member Since 2011
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  • "Brilliant...what a treat!"

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    I loved this book.....it's brilliantly written and narrated. This was my first Jussi Adler Olsen experience and was a random pick... I will definitely be downloading Mercy and hoping it's as good. The plot is gripping and in depth with some unexpected twists and turns and typical Nordic darkness. However the book is more than just the plot.... the Department Q characters are brought to life. I love Carl and Assad and their relationship with the mad Rose...this really draws you in and makes you want to read the rest of the series. If you like dark, hard hitting nordic thrillers then this is for you. For me this is up there with Jo Nesbo (who is my favourite) I literally couldn't put it down and was straight on the internet to find out which other books are available in English..Great book for those of us who like grittier, dark crime novels!

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    Disgrace: Department Q, Book 2

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    • By Jussi Adler-Olsen
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
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    Kimmie's home is on the streets of Copenhagen. To live she must steal. She has learned to avoid the police and never to stay in one place for long. But now others are trying to find her. And they won't rest until she has stopped moving - for good. Detective Carl of Department Q, the cold cases division, has received a file concerning the brutal murder of a brother and sister 20 years earlier. A group of boarding school students were the suspects at the time - until one of their numbers confessed and was convicted.

    Hilary says: "Completely hooked!"
  • "A total joy!"

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    I have to admit the initial reason I bought this was Sean Barratt...however, I really enjoyed it...good to be immersed in Italy! Interesting to learn about violins...a well written tale of intrigue, a crime thriller with a difference. Obviously narrated perfectly by the velvet voiced Sean Barratt...he is exceptional as always!

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    Paganini's Ghost

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    • By Paul Adam
    • Narrated By Seán Barrett
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    Paganini - showman, womaniser, dazzling virtuoso - is one of the most fascinating characters in the history of classical music. His violin is now kept in Genoa, where it is played once every two years by the winner of an international competition. This year, an unsavoury art dealer is found dead in his hotel room the day after the concert. Clutched in his fist is a scrap of sheet music torn off a page that belongs to the competition winner. But how did the dead man get hold of it? And why?

    Linda says: "Good plot - well read - and music link fascinating"
  • "Dark and Eerie"

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    I loved this book, I am a big fan of Scandanavian crime and this lived up to my expectations. It is a very dark, atmospheric book with excellent characters. Malin is a female detective battling with a complicated personal life whilst trying to solve a gruesome murder in the middle of a very very cold winter. The book was beautifully narrated by Lisa Coleman, her calm almost whispery voice was a total contrast to the subject matter, but for me it worked. I also loved the male narrator....that part of the book was a total surprise! I would definitely recommend this book!

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    Midwinter Sacrifice: Malin Fors, Book 1

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    • By Mons Kallentoft
    • Narrated By Lisa Coleman
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    An investigation consists of a mass of voices, the sort you can hear, and the sort you can't. You have to listen to the soundless voices, Malin. That's where the truth is hidden. The snow covered all the tracks, as the killer knew it would. But it couldn't hide the victim, the man who now hung naked from a lonely tree on a frozen plain. Malin Fors is first on the scene.

    Michelle says: "Highly recommended Swedish crime"
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