Nick Aaron

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Nick Aaron is Dutch, but he was born in South Africa, where he attended a British-style boarding school, in Pietersburg, Transvaal. Later he lived in Lausanne (Switzerland), in Rotterdam, Luxembourg and Louvain. Currently he works for the European Parliament in Brussels, proofreading legislative texts in all 24 official languages.

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Nick Aaron I'm working on my fourth Daisy Hayes novel. This one will obviously be outside the original trilogy. It should become a stand-alone murder mystery.
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The advantage of being a messy writer

“D for Daisy” is a short novel, as you will soon find out. And the two other volumes of the trilogy are even a bit shorter than the first one. So these are true novels, yes, but by no means long ones.
Now, there is a simple reason for this: I am really a short story writer. I struggle to even make it to the magical mark of 50,000 words. That is also why each chapter can be read as a stand-alone... Read more of this blog post »
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Daisy and Bernard by Nick Aaron
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I enjoyed all three books in this series. The plots were interesting and entertaining. Daisey was a marvelous heroine. I enjoyed the history each book told, from WWII to the 60s, and the collapse of the Berlin Wall. " Read more of this review »
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Daisy and Bernard by Nick Aaron
"Daisy and Bernard

Entertaining story about a blind woman and a paraplegic investigator and several murders they are involved in solving. Unusual type of murder mystery. "
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Mitigated mythology

When you try to read a poem like T. S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land”, maybe you’ll find it heavy going. You have to understand that it’s normal: everybody finds this hard to follow. The thing is, the text is not long (just 4,300 words),
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D for Daisy by Nick Aaron
"Wonderfully imaginative....

I love how Daisy navigated her world with ease in investigating what became the love of her life. I look forward to more."
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West with the Night by Beryl Markham
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From savage to sage

This book is really jaw-dropping good, although that doesn’t make any sense at a first glance. Just imagine: I don’t like memoirs , I prefer good fiction. I certainly don’t like hunting stories, but in this book the author tells us
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Life Unfolding by Jamie A Davies
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DNA, the whole story

When DNA was “figured out” by Watson and Crick in 1953, that was a pretty awesome discovery: “the secret of life”! Since then DNA has become a household word and a catchphrase. We all think we know what it is and how it works. “It
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"I found this book to be truly enjoyable. A blind woman sets out to find murder of her husband. Well written and shows the beginnings of a good series. I recommend following Daisy."
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Stranger in a strange land

When you start reading the first chapter of The Stranger, it is a bit baffling. A protagonist, only identified indirectly as Meursault, gives a very thorough first-person account of his mother’s funeral… There isn’t much hap
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Love is Blind by William  Boyd
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I've always had something about William Boyd. He is only four years older than me and we were both born in Africa. Both went to a British boarding school. I became a Boyd fan in my 20s (when he was in his early 30s) with A Good Man in Africa and An I ...more
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“Without a word, Daisy took off her glasses and revealed the empty buttonholes of her crippled eyes in their full horror. Ralph was taken aback and fascinated at the same time. He started counting to ten in his mind while still peering intently at the ghoulish slits. Even the eyelids were atrophied; there were no eyelashes. After counting to ten, Ralph told himself, “All right, I’m over it now.” Then he reflected that the sight of Daisy’s eyes was disturbing and thrilling at the same time. She looked so naked. It was almost as if she’d taken off her clothes for him. There was something uncannily intimate about this situation.”
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