onsdag den 2. december 2009

DJ´s Bait in the Box # 43


This crime novel is not a debut, neither is it the author´s latest book.

“They thought he was about ten years old. He was wearing a grey anorak, unzipped, with a hood, and military-style camouflage trousers. His school bag was on his back. One of his boots had come off and there was a hole in his sock. One toe poked through. The boy was not wearing gloves or a hat. His black hair was already frozen to the ice. He lay on his stomach with one cheek turned up towards them, and they saw his broken eyes staring along the frozen earth. The puddle of blood underneath him had started to freeze.”

The Rules:
If you recognize the quotation, or if you think you are able to guess who wrote it, please post a comment. Just leave a hint, do not spoil the fun by giving too much away. If I am not ready to review the book on Friday, I will post a progress report.

Gæt en bog # 43.
Denne krimi (som jeg læser på svensk, fordi det er billigst) er ikke en debut, og det er heller ikke forfatterens nyeste.

“De trodde han kunde vara ungefär tio år. Han var klädd i en grå jacka med huva, och byxor i grönt och brunt kamouflagemönster, någon sorts militärbyxor. Han hade en skolryggsäck på ryggen. Jackan var uppknäppt, ena foten saknade stövel, och de såg att strumpan hade hål. En tå stack ut. Pojken hade varken vantar eller mössa. Det svarta håret hade redan frusit fast i isen. Han låg på mage och vände ena kinden upp mot dem och de såg den brustna blicken stirra längs den frusna marken. Under honom fanns en blodpöl som även den hade börjat frysa till.”

Reglerne:
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15 kommentarer:

Margot Kinberg sagde ...

Dorte - I think you've chosen a very, very appropriate week for this author : ). I think Kerrie at Mysteries in Paradise would agree.

Philip sagde ...

A title fitting for the time of year -- at least it is where I am. I just turned up the heat.

Dorte H sagde ...

Margot: I did my best ;)

Philip: yes, isn´t it? (In your language as well as the one I am reading the book in.)

Jose Ignacio Escribano sagde ...

Dorte I know this particular book is not available in Spanish yet, but I think the inspector or detective is somehow obsessed with the shade of his past.

Dorte H sagde ...

Jose: a fine clue!

Maxine sagde ...

As Margot says, a very appropriate week to feature this author and I believe Norman would now agree too! A more recent book by the same author is more extreme, temperature-wise.

Dorte H sagde ...

Maxine: no global warming this week! ;)

Heather sagde ...

Every one of these clues has left me mystified. I guess I need to read more of this genre.

Dorte H sagde ...

Heather: I think that is a really good idea :D

Elizabeth Spann Craig sagde ...

Okay, this one I KNOW I've read but the title and author elude me. Senility is such a sad thing. :)

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

R. T. sagde ...

Dorte, I'm getting an arctic chill just thinking about the scene you've shared. It reminds of when I lived on a volcanic island long, long ago. (P.S. I really did live there.)

Dorte H sagde ...

Elizabeth: I know what you are talking about. I can ask questions but not answer them. (Which is why it is so good that I am the teacher, not one of the students ;D)

R.T.: I like these clues. They should help.

Dorte H sagde ...

Someone wanted to know what is in the tin. It is small fish balls (but they probably taste of flour rather than fish).

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks sagde ...

I'm glad you answered the question of what was in the tin - I thought it might be a bean, but the lemons didn't make any sense ... now I understand (but, as usual, have no idea as to the author or book!)

Dorte H sagde ...

Dawn: yes, I can see the tin must be confusing if you have never tasted them. You don´t miss much, though (in my opinion). It is made in Iceland, and so is the book.