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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.

Comments (16)

  1. The Phantom in the Fog sounds awesome! I do love a sophisticated mystery novel. Congrats to James on this recent release!

    1. Thanks, Priscilla. I have been lucky enough to have followed the series from the start, and I have enjoyed the mysteries and learned a lot about the London of the period. Have a good week and keep safe.

  2. My WiP is set in early Victorian MD, so I’ll have to have a look at Phantom. It also sounds interesting!

    1. Thanks, Shira. The whole series is very good, although I’m not an expert in the period. Have a fabulous week!

      1. Thanks, Olga!

  3. Following your earlier recommendation, I bought ‘The Head In The Ice’. I still haven’t read it! This series appeals to me for its time and place, and I hope I get to read them all one day.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. I think you’ll enjoy both aspects of the story, the historical setting (and London) and the mystery. Have a good week and keep safe.

  4. dgkaye says:

    Thanks to the introduction to Richard and his books. Sounds intriguing, so yes, I’m off to check out his other books. 🙂 xx

    1. Thanks, Debby. The whole series is fabulous. Stay safe and have a lovely week.

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  5. That sounds fantastic, Olga – there is something fascinating about police procedurals from that era. Toni x

    1. Yes, I feel the same about it. It was quite an uphill battle as the population wasn’t used to, or terribly appreciative of, the police at the time. The author captures the area very well. Stay safe, Toni.

  6. I really like the sound of the insane asylum descriptions and experience in this book, Olga. Your review has given me a new angle on a book I’ve been thinking of writing. Thanks for a great review and a great new idea.

    1. I’m so pleased to hear that, Robbie. I know you love historical research, and you would connect to this era and the stories straight away. I look forward to hearing more about your project. Best of luck!

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