Borkmann’s Point at Euro Crime, and more

It’s that time of the week again, when the new reviews are up at Euro Crime.  The new reviews are of A Fall from Grace, by the usually reliable Robert Barnard (one of my long-time favourites); Good Night my Darling, by Inger Frimansson; All She Ever Wanted by Patrick Redmond; and my review of Borkmann’s Point by Hakan Nesser, newly out in paperback.

You can read two other reviews of Borkmann’s Point on Euro Crime, one here by Karen Meek, and one here by Karen Chisholm.

On re-reading my review now a few weeks after I read the book, I think I was a little harder on it than I might have been. As Karen (M) writes, I found the ending a bit disappointing, but I enjoyed reading the book and laughed aloud at its deadpan humour. I am certainly looking forward to reading his next to be translated in this series, The Return.

As usual, you can win books by entering the competitions at Euro Crime (see first link in this post).  Karen’s site is a great resource for those of us who enjoy reading this type of fiction. Thanks, Karen!

Book reviews 2007

Links to book reviews published in 2007


[See my 2008 book reviews]


[See my 2009 book reviews]


[See my 2010 book reviews]


Breakheart Hill by Thomas H Cook [Petrona, December 2007]


Dead I Well May Be by Adrian McKinty [Euro Crime, December 2007]


Raven Black by Anne Cleeves [Euro Crime, December 2007]


Thirty-Three Teeth by Colin Cotterill [Euro Crime, December 2007]


Reasonable Doubts by Gianrico Carofiglio [Euro Crime, December 2007]


Suffer the Little Children by Donna Leon [Euro Crime, December 2007]


Sins of the Fathers by Sally Spencer [Euro Crime, December 2007]


The Accident Man by Tom Cain [Euro Crime, December 2007]


Excursion to Tindari by Andrea Camilleri [Euro Crime, November 2007]


The Reincarnationist by M. J. Rose [Philadelphia Inquirer, Nov 2007]


Dead Watch by John Sandford [Petrona, November 2007]


The Voice of the Violin by Andrea Camilleri [Euro Crime, Nov 2007]


In the Woods by Tana French [Euro Crime, November 2007]


Sweet Gum by Jo-Ann Goodwin [Euro Crime, November 2007]


A Half Life of One by Bill Liversidge [Euro Crime, October 2007]


The Big O by Declan Burke [Euro Crime, October 2007]


The Snack Thief by Andrea Camilleri [Euro Crime, October 2007]


The Terracotta Dog by Andrea Camilleri [Euro Crime, October 2007]


The Man Who Went up in Smoke by Maj Sjowell and Per Wahloo [Euro Crime, October 2007]


Invisible Prey by John Sandford [Petrona, October 07]


Calling out for You by Karin Fossum [Euro Crime, October 07]


The Adversary by Michael Walters [Euro Crime, October 07]


Darkness and Light by John Harvey [Euro Crime, October 07]


Rough Trade by Dominique Manotti [Euro Crime, September 07]


Echo Park by Michael Connelly [Petrona, September 07]


Hurting Distance by Sophie Hannah [Euro Crime, September 07]


An Iron Rose by Peter Temple [Petrona, September 07]


In the Evil Day by Peter Temple [Petrona, September 07]


Bad Debts by Peter Temple [Petrona, September 07]


The Chicago Way by Michael Harvey [Petrona, September 07]


The Murmer of Stones by Thomas H Cook [Petrona, September 07]


Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn [Petrona, September 07]


Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell [Petrona, September 07]


The Fields of Grief by Giles Blunt [Petrona, September 07]


Still Life by Louise Penny [Petrona, September 07]


Never End by Ake Edwardson [Euro Crime, September 07]


The Murder Bird by Joanna Hines [Euro Crime, August 07]


The Midnight Choir by Gene Kerrigan [Euro Crime, August 07]


The Death List by Paul Johnston [Euro Crime, August 07]


The Shadow Walker by Michael Walters [Euro Crime, August 07]


The Bone Garden by Kate Ellis [Euro Crime, July 07]


The Princess of Burundi by Kjell Eriksson [Euro Crime, July 07]


Blood in the Water by Gillian Galbraith [Euro Crime, July 07]


The Coroner’s Lunch by Colin Cotterill [Euro Crime, July 07]


The Broken Shore by Peter Temple [Petrona, July 07]


Sun and Shadow by Ake Edwardson [Euro Crime, June 07]


The Sky Blue Parcel by John Nightingale [Euro Crime, June 07]


Relentless by Simon Kernick [Euro Crime, June 07]


The Blood Partnership by Seth Garner [Euro Crime, June 07]


Diamond Dove by Adrian Hyland [Petrona, June 07]


On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan [Philadelphia Inquirer, June 07]


Lying with Strangers by James Grippando [Phila Inquirer, June 07]


Not Dead Enough by Peter James [Euro Crime, June 07]


Borkmann’s Point by Hakan Nesser [Euro Crime, May 07]


I Heard That Song Before by Mary Higgins Clark [Petrona, May 07]


The Shape of Water by Andrea Camilleri [Euro Crime, May 07]


Strangers by Carla Banks [Euro Crime, May 07]


Red Cat by Peter Spiegelman [Petrona, May 07]


Triptych by Karin Slaughter [Petrona, May 07]


The Tenderness of Wolves by Steph Penney [Euro Crime, April 07]


Ice Moon by Jan Costin Wagner [Euro Crime, April 07]


Bad Luck and Trouble by Lee Child [Euro Crime, April 07]


Red Leaves (brief) by Thomas H Cook [Petrona, April 07]


Borderlands by Brian McGilloway [Euro Crime, April 07]


The Two-Minute Rule by Robert Crais [Petrona, April 07]


Haggard Hawk by Marcus Barr [Euro Crime, April 07]


Voices by Arnaldur Indridason [Euro Crime, March 07]


S is for Silence by Sue Grafton [Petrona, March 07]


Driftnet by Lin Anderson [Petrona, March 07]


The Three Evangelists by Fred Vargas [Euro Crime, Feb 07]


Little Face by Sophie Hannah [Petrona, Feb 07]


Betrayal by Paul Carson [Euro Crime, Feb 07]


The Grave Tattoo by Val McDermid [Philadelphia Inquirer, Feb 07]


Bone Machine by Martyn Waites [Euro Crime, Jan 07]


Promise Me by Harlan Coban [Petrona, Jan 07]

TypePad now supports web pages

A new addition to all levels of the TypePad service has been announced that allows you to create standalone web pages, for example offering contact details, without having to use "advanced templates" (available only at the highest subscription level and advisable only if you like messing about with code and design).

From the TypePad announcement:

With the new TypePad Pages, you can use all the power of TypePad’s posting tools to create as many individual web pages as you want. And those pages have all the power of TypePad’s widgets and rich media features, automatically inheriting the look and feel you’ve chosen for your blog.

The TypePad interface you use every day to update your blog now lets you create a web page as easily as you’d write a post. (That means you don’t have to learn any complicated new tools.)

You create a page as you would a post: go to Compose > Page and add page content (text, images, video, etc). When you want to update a page,  open it from the List Pages tab and edit and save it as you would a post.  You can use pages to build a full website, or  just add details to your blog.