Dissolution – C. J. Sansom

Dissolution is one of those immaculate novels where the reader is immersed in history, not that history is a heavy cloak, but where the author brings a period in time to life and the pages are saturated in historical details which makes the time period in question even more vivid. C. J. Sansom works magic […]


The Shining Girls – Lauren Beukes

I half expected “The Shining Girls” to be one of those entertaining, if somewhat shallow, stories with a supernatural twist that resembles a piece of chocolate: wonderful while it lasts, but without staying power. I was in for a pleasant – well actually unpleasant – surprise. “The Shining Girls” is a grim story centered around […]


Crucifix Killer – Chris Carter

Stephen King writes in his brilliant “On Writing” that description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s. Chris Carter is an expert in that balance between description or revealing too much of the plot and letting the reader finish the movie in his or her mind. The chronological starting point of […]