onsdag den 9. februar 2011

A Teaser

As I know how difficult it is to get this crime novel in Europe and America, I don´t think it is fair to call this a bait post.

"The day it was ordained that Gabriella Knowes would die there were no harbingers, omens or owl´s calls. No tolling of bells. With the unquestioning courtesy of the well brought up, she invited death in.

Death politely showed his identification and explained that there had been a telecommunication problem in the area. He then requested Gaby check her household phone had a dial tone."

Uncanny, isn´t it? This book has been on my wish list forever, and I finally held it in my hand the other day. The quotation is from New Zealand writer Vanda Symon´s debut, Overkill (2007).

I promise to review it soon, but I am a bit busy these days so I don´t know exactly when soon will be.
Visit Vanda´s blog and all her temptations  (including a most intriguing cake once in a while).

10 kommentarer:

Elizabeth Spann Craig sagde ...

Looks like a great book...I'll look forward to the review. :)

Anonym sagde ...

Dorte - What a terrific couple of lines! I will look forward to your review :-).

Dorte H sagde ...

Elizabeth & Margot: I am half-way, and I have to know who and why!

Kelly sagde ...

Oooo...now THIS teaser really makes me want to read it!!

I've learned that now I can sometimes find things on Kindle that I haven't been able to get a hard copy of. Maybe that will end up the case with this.

Ursula sagde ...

Sounds very interesting, thanks!
Too bad it's over $30 on amazon marketplace ... will keep an eye out for it.

Dorte H sagde ...

Kelly: I believe the series is on its way as e-books, but I am not sure.

Ursula: I know! I have been watching the prices of Vanda´s books for ages.

Kiwicraig sagde ...

Read this two years ago, and the opening chapter still sticks with me. A real gut-punch of a start to a debut novel.

Hopefully Vanda Symon's work will start to become more available in the Northern Hemisphere over time.

Dorte H sagde ...

Craig: yes, I am keeping my fingers crossed that her London agent will find a publisher for her a bit closer to my home.

Unknown sagde ...

Freaky! I'd be happy to have the wrong number.

Dorte H sagde ...

Clarissa: the prologue was a great hook! Terrifying!