Search Results: "Tiina Nunnally"


BOOK REVIEW

UNSPOKEN by Mari Jungstedt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 6, 2007

"Features all the virtues of Knutas' English-language debut, from grim atmosphere to sharply rendered characters, plus a better constructed mystery with some unusually subtle clues."
Sweden's Det. Supt. Anders Knutas shows that the weeks leading up to Christmas can be just as bleak as the pitiless midsummer of Unseen (2006). Read full book review >

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THE RING OF THE SLAVE PRINCE by Bjarne Reuter
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

An ambitious 18th-century bildungsroman, set largely among slaves and pirates in the Caribbean, but still unlikely to carry many child readers through to the end. Read full book review >

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THE LAND OF DREAMS by Vidar Sundstøl
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"The first of Sundstøl's Minnesota trilogy to be published in the U.S. is literate, lyrically descriptive and mystical. The next can't come too soon."
A police officer fears that his brother is guilty of murder. Read full book review >

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THE LAST GOOD MAN by A.J. Kazinski
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 6, 2012

"The co-authors successfully keep the wheels of their end-of-the-world scenario spinning."
Working on his own, a beleaguered Italian cop, Tommaso, uncovers a strange wave of international murders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOGHEAD by Morten Ramsland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"An earthy, funny, unflinching family history."
The American debut of an award-winning Danish novel, a bestseller throughout Europe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHARK DRUNK by Morten Strøksnes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 29, 2017

"Whether the author is opining on mass extinctions, the importance of plankton, the history of lighthouses, or the epicurean treat of boiled cod tongues, readers will happily devour this smorgasbord of delights."
Accomplished Norwegian historian, journalist, and photographer Strøksnes invites readers into the fantastical ocean environment of his quest to capture a Greenland shark. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNSEEN by Mari Jungstedt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"Jungstedt kicks off her series—the subsequent two are headed for English translation—with foreboding atmosphere, plausible police work, a pat ending, several loose ends and a particularly handsome use of those endless days in a Swedish June."
The island of Gotland during the longest days of the Scandinavian midsummer is the setting for Jungstedt's grim procedural debut, first published in Sweden in 2003. Read full book review >

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CHRONICLER OF THE WINDS by Henning Mankell
Released: April 15, 2006

"Only for those who can believe in a wise, courageous, sensitive, ten-year-old visionary. Skeptics can bypass."
Mankell departs from his distinguished Kurt Wallander crime series (Before the Frost, 2005, etc.) for the strange, sad tale of an African country boy who suffers too much and dies too young. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEFORE YOU SLEEP by Linn Ullmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Density accrues in vivid, impressionistically recalled scenes, rather than in sophisticated plot devices, and the emotional acuity is highly original, and often absorbing. (Author tour)"
Norwegian author and critic Ullmann debuts with this intriguing, looping meditation on the history of the Blom family, told by young Karin in jagged, emotionally oblique prose. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST BOY by Camilla Läckberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"The resolute avoidance of anything that smacks of exposition slows the pace to a crawl and makes it hard to sift the wheat from the chaff but also gives this glum tale a certain majesty."
Under all the massive weight of circumstance and suffering, the latest case for the sorely tried Tanumshede police is a tale of mothers and their children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE INNER CIRCLE by Mari Jungstedt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"The investigation, as usual, crackles with tension, and the constant shifts in viewpoint are expertly managed. But the bizarre denouement is likely to make the third of Knutas's cases to appear in English the hardest sell to an American audience."
The murder of a Dutch student on a Gotland dig has roots more sinister than any Viking remains. Read full book review >

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HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN by Jens Andersen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2005

"Thickly footnoted and thoughtful, this 200th birthday tribute to the great writer makes for rewarding if sometimes arduous reading."
Like a character in one of his own fairy tales, Hans Christian Andersen almost magically transformed himself from penniless street urchin to one of Europe's most celebrated authors. Here, a scholarly, penetrating biography proves that Andersen's life also had much of the Dickens novel in it. Read full book review >