Tag Archives: Derryll White

Worth the read from a social conscience viewpoint

Book Review By Derryll White Burke, Alafair (2008). Angel’s Tip. Alafair Burke is relatively new to the mystery genre, although she already has two separate characters embedded in series – Samantha Kincaid as a Deputy District Attorney in Portland, Oregon; … > Read More

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Perfectly Blunt; Cardinal series grows

Book Review By Derryll White Blunt, Giles (2012). Until the Night. I was pleased to go to work at Lotus Books and find a new Giles Blunt on the New Releases shelf. I have touted him to many customers. All … > Read More

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One of the best tricksters practicing in English

Book Review By Derryll White Kingsolver, Barbara. Homeland and Other Stories. Barbara Kingsolver is perhaps one of the most sensitive writers I have ever read. Her treatment in ‘Homeland’ of that thing we broadly label “the human condition” literally makes … > Read More

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Barbara Kingsolver informs my world

Book Review By Derryll White Kingsolver, Barbara (1993). Pigs In Heaven. New or old, it is always a delight to open a Barbara Kingsolver book. I never know where she may take me but, novel or essay, I always trust … > Read More

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Kellerman capable; Deception an easy read

Book Review By Derryll White Kellerman, Johnathan (2011). Deception. Given the prodigious outpouring of the Kellerman machine, both Johnathan and Faye, I have until now bypassed their body of work. But we sell them steadily in Lotus Books so I … > Read More

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A book all EK residents might find rewarding

Book Review By Derryll White Sombrowski, Gordon (2011). What Echo Heard. Right off I have to say that I am pleased that Oolichan Books is finally bringing some new B.C. Interior authors forward. When the press was purchased and moved … > Read More

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Book dated but definitely worth reading

Book Review By Derryll White Sjowall, Maj and Per Wahloo (1970). The Laughing Policeman. This is another Martin Beck novel. Immediately on opening the book I am struck by the irony employed by the writers and the very advanced social … > Read More

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The Purity of Vengeance a great read

Book Review By Derryll White Adler-Olsen, Jussi (2013). The Purity of Vengeance. After a break of a year or so, I am glad to be back in Department Q with Detective Carl Mǿrck. Jussi Adler-Olsen continues his cutting analysis of … > Read More

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Not-normal narrative a supremely beautiful work

Book Review By Derryll White Sjón (2008). The Blue Fox. Sjón is an Icelandic author, born in Reykjavik about 54 years ago. As well as a novelist he is a published poet, playwright and lyricist, writing for performers such as … > Read More

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Unique to the mystery genre in America

Book Review By Derryll White Paretsky, Sara (1982). Indemnity Only. This is Sara Paretsky’s first published novel, and the first volume in the V.I. Warshawski series. I was very pleased to see it was dedicated to Stuart Kaminsky. He is … > Read More

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