Sunday, March 13, 2011

Currently reading: CANDIED CRIME by Dorte Jakobsen

I don't know about you, but I'm a fan of mystery short stories. I read far more crime and thriller novels, but I do like to dip into a short story collection every know and then, to break things up.

Over the weekend I've been reading and enjoying a new collection of short stories from Danish book blogger and writer Dorte Jakobsen. You may recognise Dorte's name from her excellent DJ's Krimiblog, or the Global Reading Challenges she has organised the past couple of years.

CANDIED CRIME is a collection of 13 short stories described as 'cosy mystery flash fiction' - so they're very short, ranging in length from about half a page to 2 1/2 pages - perfect 'bite-size' chunks, mystery morsels.

I will post a review of the collection later, once I've finished all 13 stories. The collection is available for purchase through the Smashwords website, for only $0.99.

Have you read CANDIED CRIME? Do you like 'flash' mystery fiction? What makes a good mystery short story?


  1. Craig - Oh, I've read Candied Crime and I really enjoyed it! What a nice set of fine stories, and you're right; they're just the right size. Glad you're enjoying it!

  2. Wow! I have both read and written them, and it gives me a thrill every time I see other people actually read them. ;)

  3. Candied Crime was the second ebook I've ever brought. I really like the super short fiction form. The little twists are very clever. I'm looking forward to Dorte's second collection.