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#6: The Royal “We”

#6: The Royal “We”

Current Mood: Fabulous First of all, I’d like to thank all of those who contacted me with positive feedback, or began to follow me on twitter, after my last couple of posts on Jennifer Egan, Simon Winchester, and the “Marvelous Dr. Sacks”. Special thanks to Bill Hayes and Liz Button for your words of encouragement! …

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#4: Two Favorites: Jennifer Egan & Simon Winchester

#4: Two Favorites: Jennifer Egan & Simon Winchester

Changing It Up In my first three posts, I covered some of my favorite Nordic mystery authors; I could have written five more on the same genre, but it’s time to change it up a bit!  This post covers two of my favorite authors: Jennifer Egan and Simon Winchester. Jennifer Egan: Startling. Intriguing. Captivating. I …

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#3—Nordic Mysteries: (Final/Endelig)

#3—Nordic Mysteries: (Final/Endelig)

We Come to the End/What’s Next? In my previous posts, I covered some of my favorite Nordic mystery authors. This is my final Nordic Noir post; future posts will cover individual authors, additional genres, and some of my many biblio-obsessions! Yrsa Sigurdardottir: Iceland One of the things I find most fascinating about this author is …

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#2—Nordic Mysteries Continued

#2—Nordic Mysteries Continued

Recap In my first post, I covered what I considered to be a Nordic mystery, how I discovered them, and the myriad reasons I love to read them. This post goes on to discuss additional authors. The Master: Henning Mankell Henning Mankell is best known as the author of the magnificent “Kurt Wallender” detective series, …

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#1—Nordic Mysteries: An (Almost) Lifelong Obsession:

#1—Nordic Mysteries: An (Almost) Lifelong Obsession:

Why Nordic Mysteries? First a definition: when I say “Nordic” I refer to mysteries that take place in, and are typically written by, authors in the following countries: Denmark Finland Iceland Norway Sweden According to Wikipedia, “While the term “Scandinavia” is commonly used for Denmark, Norway and Sweden, the term “Nordic countries” is used for …

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