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De Goden van Gotham (Timothy Wilde Mysteries #1)
The Gods of Gotham” could hardly have opened in a more impressive way. Starting off at breakneck speed, the reader is shot back in time to New York, ...more
Mar 30, 2012
Mar 24, 2012
Ergens tussen de schaduwen (Blacksad, #1)
With police cruisers parked outside along the driveway of a colonial home, a private detective is leaning over the corpse of a young movie starlet. Ne ...more
Oct 08, 2011
Oct 08, 2011
The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps
Getting a limited amount of time to write any story and receiving the rather measily salary of a penny per word don't seem like the perfect writing co ...more
not set
Feb 23, 2011
Time and Time Again
Warning: This review of Ben Elton’s “Time and Time Again” contains some mild spoilers regarding plot development.

Ever since Michael J. Fox got out of
Jan 08, 2015
Dec 04, 2014
Build My Gallows High
Hidden between the high Nevada mountain slumbers a quiet town called Bridgewater. Retired private eye Red Bailey wastes his days away fishing and mend ...more
Jun 14, 2011
Jun 07, 2011
Rhode Island Red (Nanette Hayes Mysteries #1)
The New York in which amateur jazz saxophonist Nanette Hayes lives, is one flooded with romance, jazz and 60,000 dollars worth in cash hidden in her s ...more
May 02, 2011
May 01, 2011
The Silence of the Lambs
One of those stories of which a lot of people have seen the movie – or are at least familiar with it – but a lot less have read the actual novel. Regr ...more
Jan 26, 2014
Jan 17, 2014
Sin City, Vol. 1: The Hard Goodbye (Sin City, #1)
Comic book artist Frank Miller has added entries to the great Batman-saga and told ancient Greek history in his own particular way with “300”; but his ...more
Oct 27, 2013
Oct 27, 2013
Revelations” is the type of Dan Brown-like material which, if not the readers, at least the publishers can’t seem to get enough of. Religion, conspir ...more
Aug 16, 2014
Aug 16, 2014
Richard Stark's Parker: The Hunter
Crime-pulp - the swinging, classy 60's kind of it. Illustrator and animator Darwyn Cooke uses his skills to turn Richard Stark's 1962's novel into a s ...more
Mar 13, 2011
Mar 13, 2011
Brother Grimm (Jan Fabel, #2)
Introducing the body of the (first) victim in an unusual or interesting way in any mystery-novel, helps hook the reader. But to keep this theme runnin ...more
Apr 17, 2011
Apr 16, 2011
Arctic-Nation (Blacksad, #2)
With the first ‘Blacksad’ comic, writer Díaz Canalez and artist Guarnido amazed the reader with a detective-story, populated with animals, which conta ...more
Nov 21, 2011
Nov 21, 2011
A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes, #1)
A Study in Scarlet” might be the introduction to literature’s greatest detective, but this first novel to feature Sherlock Holmes is anything but a g ...more
Sep 12, 2014
Sep 10, 2014
Sin City, Vol. 5: Family Values (Sin City, #5)
That Yellow Bastard’ was – by far – the greatest piece of comic book writing and –penciling Frank Miller has ever done. In terms of style and narrati ...more
Apr 25, 2011
Apr 25, 2011
Rode Ziel (Blacksad, #3)
The quality of the Blacksad-series continues to stay at a top-level, proves the third entry of the black private eye cat. After examining political co ...more
Jun 02, 2013
Jun 02, 2013
And Then There Were None
Ten strangers are brought together on an isolated island off the coast of Devon. Each one of them was lured there by a different reason, but all by th ...more
Jun 15, 2014
Jun 12, 2014
The Grove
Standing in the middle of his cornfield, Dexter McCray is looking out at the body of a young girl found on his land. A man plagued both by actions fro ...more
Sep 18, 2011
Sep 17, 2011
Odd Thomas (Odd Thomas, #1)
It would be all too easy to typecast Odd Thomas, should his life be transformed into any Hollywood movie. A young 20-something, he lives on his own in ...more
Jun 11, 2012
Jun 15, 2012
1916. Petrograd, Russia.
The eastern front of the Great War is raging on just outside the city limits. Within the metropolis, a different struggle is e
Jul 02, 2012
Jul 01, 2012
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
For those readers who have never consciously experienced the Cold War, John le Carré’s “The Spy Who Came in from the Cold” shows what a frightening, p ...more
Apr 30, 2013
Apr 27, 2013
The Quiet American
The young, naïve American Alden Pyle arrives in the French colony of Indo-China to promote democracy during the time that the country is in turmoil an ...more
Apr 05, 2013
Apr 02, 2013
A Wild Sheep Chase
A Wild Sheep Chase” feels a bit like a half-remembered dream. It’s impressive while you’re in it, but get out of it and within the shortest time, you ...more
Nov 05, 2014
Oct 31, 2014
The Green Mile [De Groene Mijl]
Stephen King’s curiosity regarding death row, its guards and prisoners, has resulted in a wonderful book which goes far beyond a simple description of ...more
Feb 22, 2015
Feb 16, 2015
Darkness, Take My Hand (Kenzie & Gennaro, #2)
While “A Drink before the War” – the introduction to detective duo Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro – was a fine thriller, the narrative was a little ...more
Jun 22, 2012
Jun 17, 2012
Perdida's droom
Poet, screenwriter and author Patrick Conrad updates the Sam Spade-type detective to fit his native country of Belgium. Prowling the snow-covered alle ...more
Jan 12, 2014
Jan 06, 2014
Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot, #17)
Perhaps the biggest letdown in ‘Death on the Nile’ is the fact that Egypt itself – with all its captivating sights and fascinating culture – doesn’t p ...more
Sep 25, 2011
Sep 18, 2011
The City & the City
Locations have always played a vital role in all of China Miéville’s book. They are unique, brilliant and mindblowing backgrounds, which Miéville mana ...more
Sep 08, 2013
Sep 01, 2013
De vrouw die met vuur speelde
Stieg Larsson created something special in the first part of the Millennium-trilogy when he introduced the world to Lisbeth Salander. The skinny, punk ...more
Dec 29, 2013
Dec 21, 2013
The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack (Burton & Swinburne, #1)
Famous explorers, fantastical steam-powered machines, grave-robbing werewolves and a whole lot of time-traveling make for one wild steampunk-novel by ...more
Nov 14, 2014
Nov 06, 2014
The Simple Art of Murder
With a total of eight short stories and an essay, “The Simple Art of Murder” is a valuable collection both for people new to Raymond Chandler’s work a ...more
Jul 09, 2013
Jun 30, 2013
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