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141. Elizaveta Shumskaya The Case of the White Tiger

18.11.2007. An amusing fantasy-mystery; the characters are a bit too pretty and talented and the development of the hero’s relationship is a bit too weird but a fun way to spend an evening on a train.

142. Kerry Greenwood Flying Too High

19.11.2007. These mysteries are a bit too short for me, but they’re fun. Here I liked the airplane tricks, and the cases with the kidnapped girl and the murder of a nasty man were interesting (I prefer murder victims to be nasty, really)

143. Charles Williams War in Heaven. Other Worlds.

16.11.2007 – 19.11.2007. An easier read than I expected (don’t know whether it’s the result of my reading it in translation). I liked the first novel more, I think, because in the second one Chloe made me uneasy. Also, these novels reminded me Dennis Wheatley.

144. Robert Van Gulik The Chinese Lake Murders

16.11.2007 – 19.11.2007. I think it was a reread and the first Van Gulik I ever read. I remember feeling worried and upset that the judge was scolded at the end; after reading other novels in the series it doesn’t seem too strange.

145. Robert Van Gulik Poets and Murder. The Willow Pattern

19.11.2007 – 20.11.2007. Two more novels about Judge Dee the second one closer towards the end of the saga when the judge serves in the capital. Somehow they made me a bit sad — maybe it was the motive of a servant woman sadistically murdered which is present in both novels.

146. Anthony Trollope The Eustace Diamonds

15.11.2007 – 22.11.2007. Loved it a lot and found Lizzie a very interesting character, but from time to time the goings-on made me tired and I had to switch to other books.

147. Katherine Neville The Magic Circle

21.11.2007 – 24.11.2007. A perfectly absurd conspirology thriller where everyone is secretly related to everyone and has deeply symbolic geographical names. Also, I think Jesus is supposed to be Pan.

148. Patricia Wentworth The Silent Pool

24.11.2007. A reread, I think. Another cozy with another rekindled romance — I like them, but they are so short…

149. Robert Van Gulik The Chinese Nail Murders

25.11.2007. This story about Judge Dee was very sad, as two people I liked died, and the general mood was a bit too melancholy for my liking.

150. Ellen Pall Slightly Abridged

28.11.2007. A mystery with a Regency romance writer as a sleuth. It’s the second one I’ve read and each time I like the setup and the heroine in the beginning and then start getting disappointed. And I am not sure I like her relationship with her policeman; too much of her running after him for my taste.
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