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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. The Burning Girls sounds fabulous! Great review, Olga. I can feel your enthusiasm through your words.

    1. Thanks, Priscilla. It is a great read, and it keeps the pages turning, especially if you like dark subjects. A good summer read if you enjoy mysteries, unreliable narrators, and a touch of the supernatural. Have a great week!

  2. I bought The Chalk Man after your review, but like most other recent books I own, I haven’t read it yet. Vicars/Priests/Monks/Nuns solving crimes though? We have had Father Brown, Claire Fergusson, Sister Rose Callahan, Cadfael, Rabbi Small, Father Townsend, Grantchester on TV, Lily Connor, and a lot more. I don’t mean any disrespect to C.J. Tudor, but don’t we already have enough ‘holy people’ solving crimes in books and on television?
    Knowing me, I would still watch the adaptation though!
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. As I have mentioned, C.J. Tudor has a talent for revisiting and putting a new spin on some well-known and loved fiction tropes. To be honest, although I won’t say there aren’t any original books (there are some that feel pretty original, although it probably depends on how much one has read and on the genre as well), but totally original… Well, not that many, if any. And, I want to avoid spoilers, Pete, but let’s say that this priest has quite a few cards up the sleeve, and I’m not sure holy is a word I’d use when referring to this character.
      And I’d also watch a TV adaptation! Oh, and I think you’ll enjoy The Chalk Man when you get to it.
      Stay safe and enjoy the rest of the week.

  3. Robbie Cheadle says:

    This sounds very good, Olga. My kind of book.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. I agree. It has plenty of elements you appreciate in books. A great read. Enjoy the rest of the week!

  4. Hi Olga. This is another wonderfully presented review. Admittedly, based on the details you’ve included (and thanks very much for how helpful that is), it is not the kind of thing I’ve been able to read in recent years. However, it sounds like one I would have loved in the past. You’ve certainly made me want to make an “exception” in this case. I hope you are having a wonderful week. Hugs on the wing.

    1. Thanks, Teagan. Yes, I know quite a few of the readers of this blog wouldn’t be able to read this novel, unfortunately, even though C.J.Tudor writes very well. Congratulations on completing the Delta Pearl (what a tour de force!), and I’m very happy to hear the next journey of Dead of Winter should be available soon. Good luck with all your projects, and I hope your story in Kinder Wella becomes a roaring success. Enjoy the rest of the week. And love to Crystal.

  5. I love C J Tudor too. I’m looking forward to reading this one. Great review!

    1. Thanks, Luccia. I think you’ll love this one. Good luck with all your projects!

  6. Another fantastic review, Olga – this certainly sounds like a gripping mystery. Toni x

    1. It is, Toni. C.J. Tudor knows how to keep her readers turning the pages. Stay well and thanks for the comment.

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