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I dont remember seeing his work before Susan. Must see if I can find your Pinterest boards!
Toggle Commented Nov 11, 2017 on Woman Reading at Harriet Devine's Blog
You are quite right! I'm thinking that's a window seat she's leaning on - maybe the fabric is just draped over it.
Toggle Commented Nov 11, 2017 on Woman Reading at Harriet Devine's Blog
Good question Liz. I don't really think so, though I think he was definitely making a point about Germans being automatically under suspicion however innocent they appeared to be.
I dont think classic crime is everyones cup of tea, but though some of these are less than exciting, some are excellent.
It was fun! Wish Id read a few more, really. Thanks for running it.
Yes I read your review Ali and actually it made me feel bad that I hadnt liked it as much as you did. Interesting comparison with Portia!
Yes do! I know shes not everybodys cup of tea, but I admire her tremendously.
The psychic stuff is only in the first two novels, and I was not all that taken with it myself, though its used quite interestingly in Listeners. Separation is definitely worth looking out for. The publishers (Quartet Books) might send you a review copy if you asked! as they are keen for her novels to be better known
It would be interesting to hear your thoughts on Maigret, Simon!
I'm not really the right person to ask, as I've read a handful and enjoyed them all, but nothing sticks in my mind as a masterpiece. I always think that when in doubt with a series, starting at the beginning might be the best way, but here I'm tempted to say just look out for something in a charity shop and dive in. And I don't think this one is all that untypical - his methods are much the same wherever he happens to end up!
Lots of pins, I imagine.
Toggle Commented Oct 29, 2017 on Woman Reading at Harriet Devine's Blog
Toggle Commented Oct 22, 2017 on Woman with Book at Harriet Devine's Blog
Thats good to hear - thanks!
Undoubtedly! But none the worse for that. Id say.
Hope you enjoy the Laura Wilson. I thought it was excellent and quite a departure for her.
Thanks! Yes its been a very strange fallow period. Cant last forever!
Sounds lovely - I'd love to read it - I'm a huge admirer of children's literature. I also read Children of the New Forest! I think this dates us rather.
Ive never read Krauss and sadly will probably never do so as this really sounds rather pretentious to me. And her interview in Shiny ditto. I do try not to rubbish things myself on the blog but this was such an interesting and thoughtful review we thought it worth sharing.
Thanks Kay. Hope you like it better than Lucy did!
Thanks! Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Sep 17, 2017 on Woman Not Reading at Harriet Devine's Blog
Ann its really surprising me that Im not the only one not to have read it. I think people are so hung up on Dalgleish that they whizz through those not looking to left or right!
Toggle Commented Sep 15, 2017 on Innocent Blood by PD James at Harriet Devine's Blog
Just received an email purporting to be from you but it didn't sound at all like you, Has someone hacked your account?
Toggle Commented Sep 15, 2017 on Off for a few days at Random Jottings
Oh please do! You wont regret it.
Toggle Commented Sep 13, 2017 on Innocent Blood by PD James at Harriet Devine's Blog
Hope you enjoy as much as I did Mary - Im sure you will.
Im sure you are right. I dont suppose they could have got their hands on really naughty books!
Toggle Commented Sep 10, 2017 on Girls Reading at Harriet Devine's Blog