November Wrap Up 2017 [English/German]

Hello, Bookworms.
Novermber flew by and I only read three books. However, I managed to write the reviews to both "Misery" by Stephan King and "A Pearl for my Misrtess" by Annabel Fielding. "My First Murder" by Leena Letholainen was the frist finish crime novel that I read and I really liked the main protagonist but unfortunately the book suffers from a lack of breathtaking suspense.
Hallo meine Lieben,
November ist ja quasi im Flug vergangen und ich habe gerade mal drei Bücher gelesen. Dafür habe ich es aber überraschenderweise mal geschafft die Rezensionen zu "Sie" von Stephan King und zu "A Pearl for my Mistress" von Annabel Fielding zu schreiben. "Alle singen im Chor" von Leena Letholainen war der erste finnische Krimi den ich gelesen habe und ich muss sagen, dass mir die Hauptprotagonistin zwar sehr sympatisch war, jedoch hat es mir etwas an Spannung gefehlt. 

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Review: "A Pearl For My Mistress" by Annabel Fielding [English]

Title: A Pearl For My Mistress Author:  Annabel Fielding Publication:  2017 Genre: Romance, Fiction, Historical Stars: 2.8/ 5

Synopsis England, 1934. Hester Blake, an ambitious girl from an industrial Northern town, finds a job as a lady's maid in a small aristocratic household.
Despite their impressive title and glorious past, the Fitzmartins are crumbling under the pressures of the new century. And in the cold isolation of these new surroundings, Hester ends up hopelessly besotted with her young mistress, Lady Lucy.
Accompanying Lucy on her London Season, Hester is plunged into a heady and decadent world. But hushed whispers of another war swirl beneath the capital… and soon, Hester finds herself the keeper of some of society’s most dangerous secrets…
English Review This historical novel about the polite society, dangerous affairs, political intrigue and espionage is set in London in the 1930s. It also deals with many more important topics from that time like class divide, fascism, the im…

Winter & Christmas Book Recommendation 2017 [English/German]

Hello, bookworms.
My favorite time of the year has come. I love Christmas and winter itself and therefore I want to recommend some books to you. This year I looked, as always, for books, which have the perfect setting and athmosphere for the season. I'm really proud of the books I found and to my mind I think that the synopsis of each book can speak for itself. Thereby, I  renounced to tell you why you should read the books because I had the feeling that I would only  repeat myself again and again. _____________________________________________
Hallo meine Lieben.
Endlich ist meine Lieblingsjahreszeit gekommen. Ich warte schon sehnsüchtig darauf dass es endlich richtig schneit und ich mich mit einem guten Buch und einer Tasse Tee in meinem Sessel entspannen kann. Ich liebe Weihnachten und den Winter und da verzichte ich doch natürlich nicht auf eine Buchempfehlung. Wie jedes mal habe ich nach Büchern gesucht bei denen die Handlung und die Stimmung perfekt zur Jahreszeit und zu Weihnac…

Review: "Misery" by Stephen King [English/German]

Title: Misery Author:  Stephen King Publication:  1987 Genre: Thriller, Crime, Suspense, Mystery, Fiction Stars: 3/ 5

Synopsis Misery Chastain was dead. Paul Sheldon had just killed her - with relief, with joy. Misery had made him rich; she was the heroine of a string of bestsellers. And now he wanted to get on to some real writing. That's when the car accident happened, and he woke up in pain in a strange bed. But it wasn't the hospital. Annie Wilkes had pulled him from the wreck, brought him to her remote mountain home, splinted and set his mangled legs. The good news was that Annie was a nurse and has pain-killing drugs. The bad news was that she was Paul's Number One Fan. And when she found out what Paul had done to Misery, she didn't like it. She didn't like it at all.
Klappentext  In einem Schneesturm hat der Autor Paul Sheldon einen Autounfall, bei dem er sich beide Beine bricht. Die ehemalige Krankenschwester Annie Wilkes findet Paul und bringt ihn zu sich nach H…

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 2017 [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…