mandag den 23. november 2009

Cat in Crime

A warm-up before an oncoming review of an old Swedish thing.

I have read this one several years ago, but decided to revisit it for three reasons. First, Karen Meek of the fantastic EuroCrime blog bought exactly the same edition recently and showed the cover on her blog.

Second, it includes a clever cat. (I am not as catty as certain of my readers, but I believe in giving people what they want – once in a while)

Third, there is a pinch of Egyptology in it (see Louise´s guest post on crime and Egyptology).

The charming cat belongs to John Ensted, Professor of Egyptology, and her rather misleading name is Thotmes III. Meet the beauty:

“Thotmes III had majestically taken her place on top of a pile of books and typewriters, and was energetically working with her pink tongue to make her soft white coat even whiter… No one knows what she had been up to before the day she appealingly stretched out her pink nose to an astonished Swedish archaeologist down in a newly opened Egyptian royal tomb.”

The book will be reviewed on Thursday.

7 kommentarer:

Margot Kinberg sagde ...

Oooh, sounds interesting, Dorte. I look forward to your review.

....Petty Witter sagde ...

Both a cat lover and interested in all things Egyptian this was the ideal post for me, thanks Dorte - I'm now away to investigate the two blogs you mention.

Dorte H sagde ...

Margot: it is a fine old Swedish novel.

Petty Witter: you´d love this novel. Have you read Donna Moore´s Go to Helena Handbasket, by the way? In that book the cat is by far the cleverest character!

Elizabeth Spann Craig sagde ...

Creepy cover! (I clicked the link.) Sounds really interesting, Dorte.

Elizabeth

Dorte H sagde ...

Elizabeth: yes, it looks nasty. My book is even worse: not only tattered but also slightly mildewed. The content is good, though.

pattinase (abbott) sagde ...

Looks wonderful I await your words on it.

Dorte H sagde ...

Patti: this one could probably have made a fine Friday´s forgotten books (I don´t have time to plan ahead right now, unfortunately).