Liquorice Twists

Rated 4.33/5 based on 3 reviews
DJ´s Daim Stories volume II (Daim is a Scandinavian candy bar)

A collection of 20 flash fiction stories (from 100 to 2500 words).

While the first volume was crime for fun, these ones may be called ´her darker materials´ though not hard-boiled or noir.

Cover art: Elisabeth & Dorte Hummelshøj Jakobsen
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About Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen

After some years as a teacher, Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen has embarked on a new career as a writer of crime fiction. She lives in Denmark, near the North Sea, and she writes mysteries in English as well as her native language.

In 2010 she sold her first stories to American magazines and publishers. She set out writing some cosy mysteries and collections of short stories. Her most popular cosy is "Murder deLight" (also titled "The Cosy Knave") - a humorous and cosy novel featuring village constable Archibald Penrose and his plucky fiancée, the librarian Rhapsody Gershwin.

In 2012 she published her first serious psychological mystery, "Anna Märklin's Family Chronicles", a bestseller set in Denmark. "Anna Märklin" is a standalone, whereas Jakobsen's latest book, "North Sea Cottage" is the first in a planned series about the amateur detective and writer Tora Skammelsen from an isolated village in Jutland. The Tora Skammelsen series has been well received in Denmark, and more stories will be published soon.

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Reviews of Liquorice Twists by Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen

Linda Rae Blair reviewed on Sep. 22, 2011

I just LOVE the way Dorte can take you in one direction and just second later end the story with a quick twist in the other direction! She's a master a these quick little twists of murder and mayhem. A definite "to be read" for anyone with a wicked sense of humor and a love for murder mysteries. Each tale take but a few paragraphs and on to the next. Prepare for liquorice whiplash!
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Cathryn Grant reviewed on July 25, 2011

LIQUORICE TWISTS delivers twenty flash fiction treats that twist together humor and crime. Jakobsen lures the reader in with seemingly pleasant scenes that quickly turn dark. Her characters come to life in a few lines, even though some commit murder in just as many! The writing is clean and sharp and quite entertaining.

This collection is definitely worth a read. My favorite stories are “Castle in the Sand”, “The Red Sofa”, “Cutbacks”, and “Mothers and Daughters”.
(reviewed 78 days after purchase)
Kelly S. reviewed on May 30, 2011

This collection of flash fiction from Dorte Jakobsen is her best offering yet. A bit darker than Candied Crime and Heather Farm, these stories are fun, light reading. Each one, as the title would indicate, provides a clever twist that leaves the reader satisfied. I look forward to the day we have a full length novel from this author!
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
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