mandag den 23. marts 2009

The Coroner and the Flu

[Denne fantastiske bog er desværre ikke oversat til dansk - men det bliver den forhåbentlig]

Caught up in bed, sweating, croaking and dizzy, I have at least had fantastic company. I have caught up with the second half of a marvelous book, 200 page-turning pages without dozing off once.

M.R. Hall, The Coroner (2009)
This legal thriller is one of the best I have read for a long time. A book which deserves a coherent, enthusiastic, well-written review - and here we are, me and my flue!

The book certainly deserves five stars:
One for the fantastic plot: the new coroner who will not just close her eyes.
One for the engaging and credible characters, especially 42-year-old Jenny Cooper who thought her new position as a coroner would be peaceful and give her time to get on with her life after a divorce and a mental break-down.
One for the environment: the legal setting is good and convincing, Jenny´s new home near Tintern Abbey is even better.
One for the ending: no spoilers, go and read the book!
One for keeping me awake for four hours.

And now you will probably want to read a proper review - go to Maxine, reviewing the book on Euro Crime, the very kind friend who sent me this wonderful book.

7 kommentarer:

Dar sagde ...

Oh no, feel better soon! That flu is nasty. Take care.

Maxine sagde ...

So sorry to read you are not well, or have not been well - I hope you have recovered by now.
I am so glad you enjoyed the book - it is always a bit of a gamble to recommend a book strongly to people, in case they don't like it and you have encouraged them to waste their time. I enjoyed your post very much and your words about my Euro Crime review are too kind!

Dorte H sagde ...

Thank you Dar. I am better today, but feel best when I can lie down.

Maxine, it was a fantastic book, and when I showed my daughter your comment we agreed that generous people usually regard other people as more generous than tight-fisted & suspicious people do, so there you are LOL

lilly sagde ...

I've never heard of this author. Sounds very interesting.

Kerrie sagde ...

Sorry to hear about the flu. Seems to be rather global at present. Hope you come good soon.

J. Kaye sagde ...

I am so sorry you have been sick! How horrible. Hope you are back in action and feeling fit soon.

Dorte H sagde ...

Lilly, I really enjoyed it thorougly in spite of my dizzy old head.

Kerry & Kay, thanks a lot. I had a headache last night. Today I am better, but best in bed :)
As long as I can read part of the day, it does not bother me too much.