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The Blood Spilt By Åsa Larsson

Before reviewing this book, I had to look up the term “Nordic Noir.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nordic_noir) Basically, it is crime fiction that is set somewhere in Scandinavia  that is short on metaphor and long on bleak landscapes.  The weather in that part of the world lends itself well to bleakness apparently, particularly in the north.  And this…

By C.S. O'Cinneide April 29, 2019 2

The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani

I am really getting into these English translations. As with The First Prehistoric Serial Killer by Teresa Solana, The Perfect Nanny was originally written in another language. In this case, French rather than Spanish. The author is Moroccan born but Parisian living, Leila Slimani. She won France’s most prestigious literary prize, the Goncourt for this…

By C.S. O'Cinneide March 25, 2019 0

Snap By Belinda Bauer

There are a lot of scary stories told from the perspective of children these days. Whether it is the resurrection of Stephen King’s IT or the mass popularity of Stranger Things, young people are at the forefront of bad things happening.  I think it is a result of people getting tired of the “terrified woman”…

By C.S. O'Cinneide January 14, 2019 0

Force of Nature – Jane Harper

Five women co-workers go into the Australian woods for a three-night camping trip organized by Executive Adventures. What could go wrong? A hell of a lot. I have been sent on these corporate team building events myself, and they are at their best awkward and at their worst a reminder of why you never see…

By C.S. O'Cinneide June 4, 2018 0

In Search of a Good Death

I love a good death. I always have. Not of anyone I like, you understand, so don’t start getting worried. I just love dark stories that feature murder and mayhem and crime and all things nasty, including clowns that eat children. And the truth is, in all my short stories and novels somebody dies in…

By C.S. O'Cinneide May 21, 2018 2