Archive for November 24, 2010

>GIVE BOOKS FOR CHRISTMAS

Posted: November 24, 2010 in Uncategorized

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On a lighter note Kerrie at Mysteries in Paradise suggests giving books for Christmas and I entirely agree. There is nothing quite like the excitement of unwrapping a parcel of books.

I have read some outstanding crime fiction this year, but I would suggest Truth by Peter Temple as a book likely to take the minds of Australians off the events of the next couple of months.
Peter Temple is a South African who moved to Australia on 1980, and interestingly a very high proportion of the England cricket team, who will retain the Ashes this winter, are also South Africans. ;o)

>READING LUMEN AND MORE

Posted: November 24, 2010 in Uncategorized

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At the moment I am reading Lumen by Ben Pastor, and the review will appear on Karen’s wonderful Euro Crime website around the publication date of 20 January 2011.

I am about half way through the book, and unless the plot falls off a cliff my review will be very positive.
The book is set in Cracow in 1939.


The map shows the division of Poland following the ” second Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact” of 28 September 1939, and is signed by Ribbentrop and Stalin.

In the next few weeks I will be reading another book set in Nazi Occupied Poland, The Warsaw Anagrams by Richard Zimler, and the third book in the eccentric Eberhard Mock series by Polish author Marek Krajewski; this one Phantoms of Breslau.
I will definitely have to read some lighter books in between these gloomy novels, but at least reading books set in Cracow 1939, Warsaw Ghetto 1940 and the former German city of Breslau in 1919, make one realise that present day conditions could be a lot worse.