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Then She Vanishes by Claire Douglas

A mystery about secrets and families set in the West Country. It seems like an open and shut case. Heather has been seen walking into a...

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Conviction by Denise Mina

Anna is living a double life; a true crime podcast is exploring the sinking of a luxury yacht. How are these two things linked? That’s...

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Walking to Aldebaran

This is the first work I’ve read by the Arthur C Clarke winning Adrian Tchaikovsky. It’s a novella told in the first person about a...

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Heida: A Shepherd at the Edge of the World by Steinunn Sigurðardóttir and Heiða Ásgeirsdóttir

This book captures the fascinating world of a remote sheep farmer in Iceland. Heida (or more properly Heiða) is a sheep farmer who...

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The Legacy by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

Having recently read and enjoyed The Absolution, the third in the ‘Freyja and Huldur’ series, I returned to the first book...

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The Island by Ragnar Jónasson

It’s 1988, many years before the events recounted in the first of the Hidden Iceland trilogy, The Darkness. A pair of teenagers have...

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The Darkness by Ragnar Jónasson

Following on from the latest Yrsa Sigurðardóttir novel, I thought I’d stay in Iceland and catch up with Ragnar Jónasson who...

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The Absolution by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

The Absolution is the third in the “Children’s House” series of books from one if Iceland’s leading crime writers.  A...

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Reasons to be Cheerful by Nina Stibbe

It’s the early 1980s and our narrator, Lizzie Vogel, is about to leave home for the first time, and move from her village into the city...

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Walking in Berlin by Franz Hessel

I picked up a copy of Walking in Berlin over Christmas having become fascinated by the period after reading the first couple of Volker...