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Sensation Defeats Science of Deduction
  “You remind me of
Edgar Allan Poe’s Dupin. I had no idea such individuals did exist outside of
stories.” “Dupin was a very inferior fellow.” “Have you read Gaboriau’s works? … Does Lecoq come up to
your idea of a detective?” “Lecoq was a miserable bungler...
 “You remind me of Edgar Allan Poe’s Dupin. I had no idea such individuals did exist outside of stories.” “Dupin was a very inferior fellow.” “Have you read Gaboriau’s works? … Does Lecoq come up to your idea of a detectiv...
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Yrsa Sigurðadóttir. The Silence of the Sea (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2014)
On a windy night luxury
yacht Lady K crashes into the harbour
wall at Reykjavík. There is no one on board; all seven people who boarded the
yacht in Lisbon have vanished.  The original title Brakið (published in 2011) is snappier and
more imaginative than t...
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Jo Nesbo. The Son (London: Harvill Secker, 2014)
"People called the boy Sonny and said that he has
killed two people as a teenager, that his father had been a corrupt police
officer and that Sonny had healing hands." (p1) This is a good
introduction to the main character Sonny Lofthus, who sits in his pri...
"People called the boy Sonny and said that he has killed two people as a teenager, that his father had been a corrupt police officer and that Sonny had healing hands." (p1) This is a good introduction to the main character So...
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Orkestergraven (2005) by Unni Lindell (Oslo: Aschenhoug, 2010)
Orkestergraven ( The Orchestra Pit ) is fifth in Lindell's
series featuring police detective Cato Isaksen, (the story is also included in
the TV-series made of her novels in 2009). The Norwegian title has an added
sombre tone, because en "grav" also means a...
Orkestergraven (The Orchestra Pit) is fifth in Lindell's series featuring police detective Cato Isaksen, (the story is also included in the TV-series made of her novels in 2009). The Norwegian title has an added sombre tone, ...
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Gaboriau Excels in Introductions
Caught in the Net has
a bewildering multitude of characters from petty criminals and servants to
wealthy merchants and members of the aristocracy - all of them thrashing around
in a net of intrigue like so many plump fish ready to be gutted by M. Mascarin
f...
Caught in the Net has a bewildering multitude of characters from petty criminals and servants to wealthy merchants and members of the aristocracy - all of them thrashing around in a net of intrigue like so many plump fish rea...
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Criminal Inspiration - Gaboriau's The Slaves of Paris (1868)
Émile Gaboriau (1832-1873) has a well-recognized position in
the history of detective fiction even if he is read little today (his novels
are becoming available as e-books, but there are no recent printed editions). He
provided inspiration for mystery write...
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Outi Pakkanen, Korttelin kuningatar (Helsinki: Otava, 2013)
 Outi Pakkanen’s (1946-) first   crime novel   Murhan jälkeen
mainoskatko (Ad Break After Murder )   came out in 1973 and since
then she has published over twenty detective novels (among a handful of other
works). Her latest Marius is out in June 2014. Kort...
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Paul Violaine – Apprentice Villain or Unfortunate Victim
In The Slaves of Paris both villains and
their victims are trapped by their own passions and desires. Most characters in
Gaboriau have both good and bad qualities. Even Mascarin, as we find out at the
end of The Mystery of Champdoce has a
redeeming feature ...
In The Slaves of Paris both villains and their victims are trapped by their own passions and desires. Most characters in Gaboriau have both good and bad qualities. Even Mascarin, as we find out at the end of The Mystery of Ch...
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Masters of Plotting
The opening
chapters of The Mystery of Champdoce tell
the intertwined story of Mascarin’s main victims, It is an excellent melodrama
in its own right. The story introduces another villainous character Daumon the Counsellor
( The Mystery of Champdoce , Chapt...
The opening chapters of The Mystery of Champdoce tell the intertwined story of Mascarin’s main victims, It is an excellent melodrama in its own right. The story introduces another villainous character Daumon the Counsellor (T...
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Let Nothing Escape You ... (Plot Spoiler Alert)
The
case of Marquis de Croisenois is set in motion first: "He will do as we
wish, but under certain conditions. Mademoiselle de Mussidan must be his bride.
... the engagement between Mademoiselle Sabine and the Baron de Breuhl-Faverlay
will be broken off." ...
The case of Marquis de Croisenois is set in motion first: "He will do as we wish, but under certain conditions. Mademoiselle de Mussidan must be his bride. ... the engagement between Mademoiselle Sabine and the Baron de Breuh...
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"I Have Woven a Web of Gigantic Proportions"
"Please, M. Beaumarchef, register my name as Caroline
Scheumal, and get me a real good place. ... It must be a cook, you understand,
and I want to do the marketing without the missus dodging around. ... Try and
find me a wealthy widower, or a young woman ma...
"Please, M. Beaumarchef, register my name as Caroline Scheumal, and get me a real good place. ... It must be a cook, you understand, and I want to do the marketing without the missus dodging around. ... Try and find me a weal...
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Chevalier's Thermometer Sets the Scene
"The cold on the 8th of February, 186-, was more
intense than the Parisians had experienced during the whole of the severe
winter which had preceded it, for at twelve o'clock that on that day Chevalier's
thermometer, so well known by the denizens of Paris, ...
"The cold on the 8th of February, 186-, was more intense than the Parisians had experienced during the whole of the severe winter which had preceded it, for at twelve o'clock that on that day Chevalier's thermometer, so well ...
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A Finnish writer and translator based in England.
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PhD in English Literature with the thesis Sherlock's Pharmacy: Drugs in Detective Fiction 1860s to 1890s
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