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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 (14)

  1. I enjoy a well written crime noir narration! I’m sure somehow Sue’s spirit read your kind words today and smiled.

    1. Thanks, Priscilla. I’m sure Sue is keeping an eye on the blogging world and smiling. Stay safe. ♥

  2. ‘Noir-cozy’ sounds intriguing, Olga 🙂
    Lovely tribute to Sue – I’m sure she’s smiling at us all wherever she is. I get the feeling she’s been awfully busy.

    1. Thanks, Mary. I’m not sure everybody would agree with my thoughts on this book, but that’s the beauty of reviews. The author told me that I’d seen things on his work that he hadn’t, and I hope that is not bad. I think you’re right about Sue. And it feels as if she’d lived many lives in one. I hope you keep getting better. Stay strong and keep safe. ♥

  3. This sounds really good, Olga. I like that you don’t have to have read any of the previous books to be able to follo the story.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. Yes, it is, although I’m not sure my description gives the right idea. The author has been kind enough to send me a copy of the first novel, so I hope to review that one soon, and I know he’s planning more with the same characters, so that should be fun. Stay safe.

  4. Robbie Cheadle says:

    A most intriguing review and I like you assigned genre and it’s explanation, Olga. Lovely words about Sue.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. Weird combinations of genres sometimes work surprisingly well. The only limit seems to be our own imagination. I will feel strange without Sue around, but her memory won’t leave us any time soon. Stay safe.

  5. Hi Olga. This really does sound like an enjoyable read. Thanks for your mindful review.
    I might still be having trouble with comments… but I’m trying. 🙂 Hugs on the wing!

    1. Thanks, Teagan. Your comment came through OK. I had never-ending problems with the blog yesterday morning, so if you’ve managed to read it, it’s a great result already! I hope the rest of the week goes well for you and good luck with your projects (I won’t rush you, though)! 😉

      1. Thanks, Olga. Everything is going to be late this time — the Delta Pearl, and the Dead of Winter. In round-2 edits, I find that I’m still making a lot of tweaks. That means there will be a round-3 before the proofreading round. I need to get to it… but a second cup of coffee first. What a lot of weird, unpleasant dreams I had… Yep, more coffee! 🙂 And more hugs to you.

        1. Some things are well worth the wait, and your stories definitely qualify. I’m not sure my dreams are particularly weird at the moment, but I normally don’t remember my dreams, and lately, I do, so there’s something going on… Big hugs!

  6. Another wonderful review, Olga – this sounds like a fascinating and engrossing read. Toni x

    1. Thanks, Toni. It is a fun book with great characters, and I look forward to catching up and reading more of the adventures of the protagonist. Take care and have a great week.

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