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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. Great review. It sounds like a good summer reading. Thanks to this now I want to go see what else he’s written.

    1. Thanks very much. The author sent me the book a while back and recently I saw it recommended by a blogger. And I’ve always been intrigued by the world of the circus. Have a great weekend.

  2. Another fantastic book for my Mom and Aunt. Great review, Olga.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. It is not the most graphic of crime books, although it has its moments. Have a lovely weekend.

  3. I can’t imagine reading a mystery thriller set in a circus, but now I think of it, why not? It might have been better to fix the time period more definitely though, as You Tube is a very modern phenomenon, not launched until 2005 of course. By that time, laptops were common, (I even had one!) as was widespread use of mobile phones.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. The setting adds to the mystery, and I guess the personal knowledge by the author is responsible for that. I agree sometimes we forget how recent some phenomena are. (Perhaps the author intended the feeling of timelessness and time gone by to extend to the main character, but…). I was thinking about Freaks and of course, there is crime there too…

      1. Freaks is a wonderful film, at least in my opinion. I never understood why it was so vilified. I bought the DVD on US region 1, even though I can’t currently play it! 🙂

        1. What a shame! I do have a multiregion player as I bought quite a number of DVDs from region one when I was doing my PhD and couldn’t just have them there… It is a fabulous film and it has its heart in the right place, even if some people might find it uncomfortable to watch.

  4. I think I’d enjoy this. I’m rather fond of circuses in stories!

    1. I’m with you on that, Sarah. And I also love circus-related art and images and I know you do too. Have a great weekend.:)

  5. Lilyn G says:

    Sometimes a cozy mystery is just the thing 🙂 Good review, Olga!

    1. You’re right, Lilyn. For me, they have to be the right mixture of an intriguing case well told and something a bit special about characters, place, or both… Have a great weekend. ♥

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