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Novel looks at self delusion in pursuit of pleasure

Book review By Derryll White Ampuero, Roberto (2012). The Neruda Case.             “There’s no one more thoughtless than the man who sees only his own contentment.” One of the very nice things about travelling is … > Read More

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Do a nice thing for yourself and read this book

Book Review By Derryll White Backman, Fredrik (2015). My Grandmother Sends Her Regards & Apologizes. Backman’s first novel was ‘A Man Called Ove,’ and it was recognized as a beautiful, best-selling comic novel. ‘My Grandmother Sends Her Regards & Apologizes’ … > Read More

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Death At La Fenice an accomplished novel

Book Review By Derryll White Leon, Donna (1992). Death At La Fenice. “Ah, sir, I’m guilty to death             And all I ask is death;             Too late I see my sin;             With your sword pierce this breast             … > Read More

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Enjoyable trip for thinking, analytical readers

Book Review By Derryll White Lauchlan, Mike and Jerry Auld (2015). A Jazz Guide to Banff… and the Universe. This is a collaborative novel, two authors attempting to create one unifying voice – Ravi Singh. They are careful to blend … > Read More

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This is more than a mystery novel

Book Review By Derryll White Indridason, Arnaldur (2015). Oblivion. Some call Arnaldur Indridason the “king of Icelandic crime fiction.” He is a very good writer, with an able translator in Victoria Cribb. Iceland seems to be a hotspot on present … > Read More

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Koryta masters the psychological thriller

Book Review By Derryll White Koryta, Michael (2015). Last Words. Michael Koryta worked as a newspaper reporter and private investigator, and is the author of 10 novels. I haven’t read him before but he brings good credentials to this new … > Read More

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Stroud grabs you from start to finish

Book Review By Derryll White Stroud, Carsten (2004). Cobraville. Carsten Stroud is an excellent storyteller. Each of his novels that I have read have wrapped me up in the tension and action he creates in flawless prose. ‘Cobraville’ is no … > Read More

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What more can a reader ask for?

Book Review By Derryll White Blauner, Peter (2009). Casino Moon. “In dreams begin responsibilities.” W.B. Yeats I admit it! I am addicted to Hard Case Crime publications. They commission wonderful new covers, painted in the style of the 1940s and … > Read More

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Novel transcends the mystery/thriller genre

Book Review By Derryll White Adler-Olsen, Jussi (2015). The Marco Effect. Jussi Adler-Olsen shifts energies in ‘The Marco Effect.’ The two co-workers, Rose and Assad, who assist Carl Mørk in Department Q-Cold Cases, move to the forefront. Both civilian workers, … > Read More

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Crais’ mastery of his craft comes through here

Book Review By Derryll White Crais, Robert (2003). The Last Detective. Robert Crais is always a very good storyteller, and his characters Elvis Cole and Joe Pike have become well-known. In ‘The Last Detective’, Crais fills in more of both … > Read More

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