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The Murder of Halland - Pia Juul, Martin Aitken
The Murder of Halland
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780956284075 (0956284078)
Publisher: Peirene Press
Pages no: 167
Edition language: English
Series: Peirene Press (#8)
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Merle rated it
2.5 The Murder of Halland by Pia Juul
Huh. This is a weird novella, from the perspective of a woman whose longtime partner is murdered. I hesitate to call it a mystery novel, since the mystery isn't really solved. The writing is fine and there's some decent characterization here, but in the end neither the events nor the characters nor ...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0 The Murder of Halland by Pia Juul, Martin Aitken (Translator)
bookshelves: mystery-thriller, one-penny-wonder, paper-read, denmark, impac-longlist, series, translation, newtome-author, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, dodgy-narrator, lit-richer, lifestyles-deathstyles, spring-2014 Read from February 27 to March 10, 2014 Translated from the Danish by Martin...
DES rated it
A little gem and not really a crime novel, but very realistic and emotional as well as insightful into how grief is lived/experienced.Whilst most crime thrillers are far better organised and far more real than one's own life, this story is not. And that is what I like about it most. Most of the stor...
Tiny Library
Tiny Library rated it
3.0 Murder of Halland
Bess is a writer living in a small, tight-knit community with her partner Halland. One morning she is woken by the sound of a gunshot and soon receives the news that Halland has been murdered. The police start to investigate whilst Bess starts to grieve. Throughout the process, Bess starts to see...
Bookish Quotes
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4.0 Murder of Halland
This is not your regular Scandinavian crime story. Pia Juul might be from Denmark and the book has ‘murder’ in the title, yet this murder is like the hole in a bagel – it’s right in the centre of it but it’s the stuff around it that actually matters.Bess, Halland’s widow, narrates the story as she w...
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