Monthly Archives: January 2008

The Code Book

Alan Turing, Enigma, Mary Queen of Scots — all these names are associated with the use of codes and ciphers. The Code Book by Simon Singh gives us a look into the invention, use and cryptanalysis of the codes and … Continue reading

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Silence of the Grave

Under the “Pages” heading, you’ll find my latest book review — this time of Arnaldur Indridason’s Silence of the Grave. It is another “Reykjavik Thriller” featuring Inspector Erlendur and his team as they investigate an umarked grave. It is darker … Continue reading

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JAR CITY — a book review

I have justposted a review of a book written by Icelander Arnaldur Indridason.The book isJar City andit’s awell written police procedural novel.Translated from the Icelandic by Bernard Scudder (who did a wonderful job) we are given a taste of Iceland … Continue reading

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