Monthly Archives: April 2015

The Swimmer by Joakim Zander

Damascus, 1980. Holding his feverish baby, a man watches from the upper story window as his wife gets into his car, on her way to get something for the baby’s fever. He knows that he will have to leave soon, … Continue reading

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The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber

As a daughter of missionaries I am always intrigued by how missionaries are portrayed in fiction. In general they don’t fair very well. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver is probably the most recent example of the missionary stereotype in … Continue reading

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What Angels Fear by C.S. Harris

Sebastian Alistair St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, a title he received when his elder brothers died much to the chagrin and disappointment of his father, the Fifth Earl of Hendon, was having a very troublesome day. In the very early hours … Continue reading

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Malice by Keigo Higashino, Translated by Alexander O. Smith

Higashino, who wrote the Devotion of Suspect X ┬áis back again with a new mystery, Malice. Although written in 1996, it was not translated until 2014 when it became an Edgar Award Finalist. It is wonderful that Higashino is getting … Continue reading

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