Life is more mystery than misery

(or at least, that's what I like to think)

Elemental, estimat Joan ( Elementary, dear John)

Yesterday I went to the Arús Public Library in Barcelona to see an exposition about the personal collection from Joan Proubasta, a man who has recollected Sherlock Holmes stories and … Continue reading

March 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

I is for innocent

This is one of the best and more entertaining Kinsey Milhone adventures that I ‘ve read so far. Sue Grafton doesn’t disappoint their fans with this one in which our … Continue reading

March 26, 2012 · Leave a comment


This is the third novel from 2001 National Book Award winner, Jonathan Franzen (The corrections). First published by Fourth Estate-London in 2010, this more than 700 pages novel is an … Continue reading

February 14, 2012 · 2 Comments

England’s Gangsters and murderers

This has been one among the many activities included in the BcNegra program, in which authors Jake Arnott, Andreu Martín and Javier Calvo have discussed their work and have shared … Continue reading

February 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

BCNegra 2012

I don’t really like cold weather,  so by this month I have had enough winter and I am dreaming about spring again. But when you live in Barcelona, February has … Continue reading

February 1, 2012 · 2 Comments

Weegee: Murder Is My Business

The interesting and sometimes row work of the tabloid crime photographer Weegee is currently the subject of two new exhibitions. Although the photographer, whose name was Arthur Fellig didn’t only … Continue reading

January 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Double Booked for Death

Double booked for death is the first book from the new series “Black cat bookshop mystery” by Ali Brandon (Diane A.S Stuckart), who begun writing acclaimed historical romances as Alexa … Continue reading

January 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Fiction and reality, or the eternal come back of Sherlock Holmes

I love it when I am watching or reading fiction and the season in which the story happens matches the present one.  It feels like a connection between fiction and … Continue reading

January 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

100 Notable Books of 2011

Like every year, people are spending time writing down lists about the best things of this year that is coming to and end. In order to save you time and … Continue reading

December 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

Oscar Wilde and the ring of death

This is the second book of the Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries by Gyles Brandreth, writer, broadcaster, former MP and Government Whip – and one of Britain’s most sought-after award ceremony … Continue reading

December 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

Five books I’d love for Christmas

1. Death Comes to Pemberley Hardcover, P.D. James . I  almost broke into tears of joy when I discovered this new book from one of my favorite mystery British authors.  … Continue reading

December 16, 2011 · 3 Comments

The Sherlock Holmes Handbook

If you are a Holmes fan like me, you’ll really like this one. The Sherlock Holmes Handbook is a nonfiction book about the methods and mysteries of the world’s greatest … Continue reading

December 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

Delicious typewriter

I just love it when people create businesses that mix originality, passion and deliciousness. Check out this amazing and 100% edible gingerbread typewriter which was exposed on the Gingerbread Extravaganza … Continue reading

December 12, 2011 · Leave a comment

Life, by Keith Richards

“This is the life. Believe it or not I haven’t forgotten any of it. Thanks and praises. “ That’s the first you’ll read when you open the cover of Life, … Continue reading

December 9, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Great Gatsby

First published in 1925, this novel definitely positioned its author, F. Scott Fitzgerald as a serious and talented writer; being T.S. Eliot among the first to comment on the book, … Continue reading

December 7, 2011 · 2 Comments

Eleven Kinds of Loneliness

This collection of eleven short stories by Richard Yates (1926 – 1992) was first published in 1962, the same year that his first novel, Revolutionary Road, was nominated for the … Continue reading

December 6, 2011 · Leave a comment

Our tragic universe

This is Thomas best novel, along with The end of Mr. Y. I did read it two summers ago while in holiday and, although I jotted down a quick review … Continue reading

November 30, 2011 · Leave a comment

Auntie Mame

Auntie Mame is modern classic novel by Patrick Dennis (1921-1976), whose real name was Edward Everett Tanner III.  First published by Vanguard Press in 1955, after being turned down by … Continue reading

November 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

Smart women read between the lines, reader’s journal

This is an unusual book review since we are talking more of a notebook, or maybe a book to fill by writing with your unique style, ideas and preferences about … Continue reading

November 24, 2011 · 1 Comment

Las estrellas mueren de noche y otros casos de Dan Turner, detective de Hollywood.

Este recopilatorio -publicado por la editorial Valdemar dentro de su colección “El Club Diógenes”-  es una selección de cinco historias cortas de las más de tres mil que escribió y … Continue reading

November 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

When you are engulfed in Flames

This is the title of the last David Sedaris book, first published in Britain by Little Brown, and then reprinted by Abacus several times. The author presents 22 biographical short … Continue reading

November 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

Mr. Chartwell

Mr. Chartwell is the debut novel of Rebecca Hunt, a fine arts graduate who lives and works in London. First published by Fig Tree in 2010 and then picked up … Continue reading

October 19, 2011 · Leave a comment


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