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I was born in Barcelona and have lived in the UK for many years now. I'm a writer, translator (English-Spanish and vice-versa) and I'm a medical doctor and worked in Forensic Psychiatry many years. I also have a BA and a PhD in American Literature and Film, and a Masters in Criminology. I've always loved books and apart from writing them I review them often. I write a bit of everything, check my books for more information and my about page for links. My blog is bilingual, English and Spanish.

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  1. Whew. You’ve got me interested with this review, Olga. <3 🙂

    1. Thanks, Tess. He’s a fabulous writer, very dry sense of humour, although I realised when I saw this book on offer that I hadn’t read any of his books for a while. Well-worth discovering. 🙂

      1. He’s on my list thanks to your passionate review. 🙂

        1. Thanks, Tess. I’m sure you’ll enjoy his books. 🙂

  2. (Second try with this comment. Internet problems today)
    This sounds like it would make an interesting regional drama serial, Olga. Perhaps a Parlabane TV series?
    Good luck to Christopher with his new book.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. Sorry about the internet problems. They’ve adapted a few of his novels, that I’m sure you’ve watched, so it’s more than possible. (John Hanna seems to be a favourite, for evident reasons.)

      1. I may well have watched them without realising what they were based on. I will pay more attention the next time I see Hannah in a drama!
        Best wishes, Pete.

        1. Sorry, not John Hannah but James Nesbitt (now it makes more sense). When checking I’ve realised that it was a Parlabane one that was adapted. He’s also directed one. I watched it years back and I didn’t remember the details… http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0404356/?ref_=nmbio_mbio

          1. I haven’t seen that one, but will look out for Nesbitt’s appearances in future.

          2. Somehow I was convinced it was part of a series, I seemed to remember seeing others advertised, but perhaps I confused the movies with the books. I’ll keep checking. He definitely has another book in the series already lined up, because I have it on my Kindle.

  3. Thank you for this review, Olga. Yes, something not the typical of the season is a most welcome change. I’ve been bombarded with Christmas stuff ever since June! Have a wonderful week. Huge hugs.

    1. I know what you mean! Have a great week!

  4. Add another to my list! And thanks for not doing something Chrsitmas-themed. It’s like the music this time year…enough already!! 😉

    1. Thanks, Lorna. I seem to have accumulated mostly thrillers and some difficult to classify ones. I do have a Xmassy one on reserve but I’m waiting for an interview, so I suspect it might be after Xmas, that would be OK… Yes, I always seem to end up reading something completely unseasonal and feeling better for it.

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