Huge October Book Haul 2017

Hello, Bookworms. This book haul is completely Nordic Noir or Scandinavian Noir themed. To be honest, I have no idea, how I managed to ignore that region but after I read "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson, I wanted more. So I  had a look at Instagram and at a couple of blog. What I found, seems to be really interesting and I can not wait to read them.  __________________________________________________ Diesen Monat bestehen meine Neuzugänge ausschließlich aus skandinavischen Thrillern und Krimis. Um ehrlich zu sein, habe ich keine Ahnung wie ich es bis jetzt geschafft habe diese Region völlig zu umgehen. Nachdem ich letzten Monat aber Stieg Larssons "Verblendung" gelesen habe wollte ich unbedingt mehr Bücher in der Richtung lesen. Danke Instagram und ein paar sehr hilfreichen Blogs hab ich dann auch einige interessante Bücher gefunden. 

Title:Victim Without A Face [Fabian Risk #1] Author: Stefan Ahnem Publication: 2014 Genre: Thriller, Crime, Suspense, My…

October Wrap Up [English/German]

Hello, Bookworms. I can't complain about October when it comes to reading. Two really good books set in Great Britain, two nordic noirs and a classic novel for Halloween. It was a really good month for me. Unfortunately, I somehow couldn't manage to read "The Crow" by Kenneth Roycroft, which is a must have since two years now. That bothers me immensely and I think I'm going to re read it as soon as possible. _______________________________________________
Ich kann mich wirklich nicht über meinen Lesemonat Oktober beschweren. Zwei Bücher die in Großbritannien spielen, zwei Nordic Noirs und ein Klassiker an Halloween ist doch gar nicht mal so schlecht für einen Monat. Leider habe ich es dieses Jahr nicht geschafft "Die Krähe" von Kenneth Roycroft zu lesen, was seit zwei Jahren ein absolutes muss für mich ist. Das wurmt mich so sehr, das ich beschlossen habe diese Traditionnicht ausfallen lasse,sondern so schnell wie möglich nachholen.
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Review: "The Restless Dead" by Simon Beckett [English/German]

Title: The Restless Dead [David Hunter #5] Author:  Simon Beckett Publication:  2017 Genre: Thriller, Crime, Suspense Stars: 5/ 5
Synopsis It was on a Friday evening that forensics consultant Dr David Hunter took the call: a Detective Inspector Lundy from the Essex force. Just up the coast from Mersea Island, near a place called Backwaters, a badly decomposed body has been found and the local police would welcome Hunter's help with the recovery and identification . . . Because they would like it to be that of Leo Villiers, the 31 year-old son of a prominent local family who went missing weeks ago, and they are under pressure to close the case. Villiers was supposed to have been having an affair with a married woman, Emma Derby. She too is missing, and the belief is that the young man disposed of his lover, and then killed himself. If only it was so straightforward. But Hunter has his doubts about the identity of the remains. The hands and feet are missing, the face no longer recognizabl…

Halloween Book Recommendation 2017

Hello, Bookworms. Halloween is just a couple of days away, so it’s time for the annual recommendation. Okay to be honest, it might not be really resourceful to recommend “The Crow“ and “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde“ the second year in a row. However, You should never change a winning team and they are my absolute favorites and perfect for Halloween too.
This year, I have a day of before Halloween so I planed to read “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow“ and “The Crow“. Furthermore, I planed a little movie marathon consisting of “The Lost Boys“, Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride and “Monster Club“.
Title: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Author: Washington Irving Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Classic, Short Stories Published: 1820

Synopsis Sleepy Hollow is a strange little place...some say bewitched. Some talk of its haunted valleys and streams, the ghostly woman in white, eerie midnight shrieks and howls, but most of all they talk of the Headless Horseman. A huge, shadowy soldier who rides headless throu…

Review: "The Crow Girl" by Erik Axl Sund

Title: The Crow Girl #1 [Victoria Bergman #1] Author:  Erik Axl Sund Publication:  2010 Genre: Thriller, Crime, Suspense, Mystery, Fiction, Nordic Noir Stars: 3/ 5

Synopsis It starts with just one body – the hands bound, the skin covered in marks.
Detective Superintendent Jeanette Kihlberg is determined to find out who is responsible, despite opposition from her superiors. When two more bodies are found, it becomes clear that she is hunting a serial killer.
With her career on the line, she turns to psychotherapist Sofia Zetterlund. Together, they uncover a chain of shocking events that began decades ago – but will it lead them to the murderer before someone else dies?
My Thoughts First of all I have to mention that this is just the review of the first book of the Victoria Bergman series that stands behind The Crow Girl.  I'm glad that I decided to read the German version, which is split into three separate books instead of one giant book. On the other hand, I never was in the situation where…