on Dec. 31, 2010
Silver Thaw transported me to another place where I could feel the change of seasons, hear the haunting music, and see the moments of tenderness. The story artfully blends fantasy and mythology through the lives of characters who make the reader experience their yearning. Using the four seasons to tie the pieces together grounds a story that weaves through the lives of multiple characters.
A fast-paced read filled that pulls you in and doesn't let go until the satisfying end.
on March 04, 2011
The title of this collection is appropriate because Dorte Jakobsen’s stories are like a dish of candy. After you gobble up one or two, you’ll find yourself saying – Just one more.
The book takes its title from a Scandinavian candy bar (Daim/Dajm) and offers thirteen cozy and humorous crime stories, with backdrops that range from a knitting club to a school classroom to a diplomatic gathering.
Each story has a twist. Each one makes the reader smile at the quirky characters and their innocent and mostly not-so-innocent behavior. My favorites are Grammy, The Knitting Club, and A Nightly Burger. Although there’s also The Princess on the Pea, Trick or Treat … well, you get the idea.
An excellent crime writer, one to watch.
on May 17, 2011
A charming short story of love, ghosts, and murder. Heather Farm is a quick, fun read with a twist or two at the end.
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”.