Tag Archives: Susan Hill

Robert Galbraith, “The Silkworm”

Only you’re not fooled, are you? You know that Robert Galbraith is J.K. Rowling’s nom de plume. So you’ll probably be entertained by the conceit of The Silkworm, which is all about the true authorship of a novel. Oh, wait, … Continue reading

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Susan Hill, “The Various Haunts of Men”

Actually this is a three-fer because I’ve just whipped through the first three of Susan Hill’s Simon Serrailler novels. You might remember that last time I said I was slowing down the posts, and would share only what delighted me. … Continue reading

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Susan Hill, “A Question of Identity”

Why is Susan Hill not yet a household name in the U.S.? She is as good a writer, as reliably satisfying and interesting, as her peers Elizabeth George, Deborah Crombie, Ruth Rendell (though admittedly not as weird as the last). … Continue reading

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Susan Hill, “The Betrayal of Trust”

OK, it’s official. Susan Hill enters the contemporary murder mystery pantheon, along with the goddess Tana French and the goddess Fred Vargas. Why, you may wonder, are these women deities in my little firmament? Because they consistently deliver entertainment that is … Continue reading

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“The Woman in Black;” Book into Movie Alert

The Woman in Black opens today, starring Daniel Radcliffe and — be still, my heart — Ciaran Hinds. The review in my hometown paper is not a rave, but respectable. Good news for the ever-admirable Susan Hill. Also good news … Continue reading

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Susan Hill, “The Shadows in the Streets”

Oh, Susan Hill, paragon of mystery writers — why are your books hard to find in the U.S.? Why did I have to get this title from Canada? Why no Kindle sales until just recently? And while we’re at it, … Continue reading

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Susan Hill, “The Vows of Silence”

I hate when I do this, but I bet you’ve done it, too. You’re on vacation, in an unfamiliar book store. You see a book by a favorite writer but gosh! can’t remember if you’ve read it or not. You … Continue reading

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