The Crow Trap – Ann Cleeves

It is the first book in the Vera Stanhope series. A rarity for me to actually start at the beginning. I have not seen the tv series either, so went into it not really knowing what to expect. Two years ago I read Cleeves' Raven Black which I enjoyed, despite seeing that episode earlier. You could say …

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The Hanging Garden – Ian Rankin

Another vacation and I'm back to Inspector Rebus. Reading the novels in haphazard order I landed on the 9th this time. As enjoyable as ever. This time Rebus officially is assigned a cold case, of a suspected Nazi criminal living in Edinburgh. After months of digging, and odd conversations with his suspect he is fed …

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I Know What I Am. The Life and Times of Artemisia Gentileschi – Gina Siciliano

Allow me to start with a small disclosure: I am no graphic novel expert. It is new territory for me. And an interesting one at that, since the challenges the author has to face are inherently different from the classic novel. Consider for example space, there simply is not enough of it for extensive descriptions …

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The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison – Quotes

There is really nothing more to say - except why. But since why is difficult to handle, one must take refuge in how. They lived there because they were poor and black, and they stayed there because they believed they were ugly. Although their poverty was traditional and stultifying, it was not unique. But their ugliness was …

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