Mrs. Peabody investigates international crime fiction, TV and film. Friendly discussion most welcome! Scroll down for Mrs. P’s review policy.
Mrs. Peabody / Kat Hall is a freelance editor and translator.
A FREE chapter from the volume is available here: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa25191
Kat has contributed to two episodes of Mark Lawson’s Radio 4 ‘Foreign Bodies’ series on European crime fiction. Her journal article for Comparative Literature Studies examines the controversial figure of the ‘Nazi detective’ in crime fiction since the 1990s. Further research can be viewed here.
Online articles include:
- ‘What got you hooked on crime, Mrs. Peabody?’, part of a regular series hosted by Marina Sofia over at findingtimetowrite (October 2014).
- ‘Quality, diversity and untapped potential: the contemporary German-language Krimi‘ at New Books in German, Issue 38 (Autumn 2015)
- co-authored with Marina Sofia, ‘Oktoberfest special: German Historical Crime Fiction’, CrimeFictionLover blog, 6 October 2015.
Mrs. Peabody’s blog explores international crime fiction. It features reviews, general musings on crime fiction, TV and film, and is as likely to discuss a Japanese novel from 1962 as a Swedish or German one from the present day.
Mrs. Peabody Investigates operates a ‘no spoilers’ policy, although minor spoilers may appear in the comments left below posts. In the case of exceptions, such as interviews carried out with authors, spoiler alerts are given.
The books I review are ones I have bought, borrowed from the library, or have been sent by publishers. I receive no payment for reviews.
I am happy to receive requests to review books via email, but if you don’t hear back from me, it means I can’t take up the offer to review right now. Apologies.
I review international crime fiction.
I like ‘intelligent’ crime fiction.
I tend not to review novels featuring serial killers or misogynist violence.