onsdag den 18. marts 2009
DJ's Bait in the Box # 9
This Scandinavian novel which was published in Denmark somewhat earlier than the British edition, is not the first in a series. This quotation is not quite what it seems either ;)
"The hip flask. Summoning his last strength he put his hand in his inner pocket and pulled the hip flask out. He put the bottleneck in his mouth, dug his teeth into the metal stopper and turned it round. The stopper came lose, and he caught it between his teeth while the booze filled his mouth. It jolted through his body. Oh god. He pressed his face against the wire fence so his eyes were squeezed shut and the distant lights from Plaza and Hotel Opera turned into white stripes in all the dark."
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. The book will be reviewed on Friday as usual.
Gæt en Bog # 9.
Denne nyere skandinaviske krimi er udgivet på dansk lidt før den engelske, og det er ikke den første i serien. Dette citat er heller ikke helt, hvad det ser ud til ;)
"Lommelærken. Med et sidste opbud af sine kræfter fik han hånden ind i inderlommen og trak lommelærken frem. Han stak tuden i munden, satte tænderne i metalproppen og drejede rundt. Proppen løsnede sig, og han fangede den mellem tænderne, mens spritten fyldte hans mundhule. Det gik som et stød gennem kroppen. Herregud. Han trykkede ansigtet mod hegnet, så øjnene blev presset sammen, og de fjerne lys fra Plaza og Hotel Opera blev til hvide striber i alt det sorte."
Hvis du kan genkende citatet, eller hvis du tror du kan gætte hvem forfatteren er, så læg venligst en kommentar. Skriv bare et hint til nye besøgende, lad være med at ødelægge fornøjelsen for andre.
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Second in a series? (I think I may know this one!)
Femikrimi ? ;0)
Maxine, it is far from the second in Danish, and as far as I can see it is not the second in English either (and I am not the one who has mixed them up) ;)
Norman: Well, it certainly appeals to this female reader. On the other hand it does not exactly live up to all ten commandments
I think he had a small encounter with an impressive dog just before this quotation - from the 3rd in a series...
Were there films made featuring this detective?
Cool tin, as always.
Nille, good clue :) [I´ll just repeat, though, that the number depends on which language you read it in]
Julia, not yet as far as I know, and I also like this old, slightly battered tin.
OK, I guessed wrong. No idea!
Maxine, the quotation might look like something from an earlier book so your author could still be right.
No idea on the quote but I love the box - very pretty.
I try to stop making new collections (my daughters laugh at me as it is), but I had to have this one for my ´blue livingroom´ - I think it is Norwegian.
Well, this guy always ends up in some hairy situations ;-)
Good one, Nille :)
These clues must be easier in Danish. Beaten again. :o(
I am sure it is all my fault for reviewing the book too early. I don´t know where to find it on your TBR, but I think it is there LOL
Found it! ;o)
Oh, I am so glad you found the solution before deadline. Are you reading the book now, perhaps?
Yes, Dorte :o) and I have spotted another good quotation I might use for my random quotes in the next few days.
The hero and I have something in common. Not drinking I hasten to add.
I am sure you and this charming hero have lots in common.
I think it is quite difficult to select the best quotations for my baits, however. Some people can remember the most amazing details from books they read years ago while others are like me and need a regular jolt to activate their brains :O
I´ll try to come up with some which are not too difficult now and then.
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