Petalfrog’s #CBR4 Review #33: The Gingerbread House by Carin Gerhardsen
As you can see by the cover of the book, the publisher’s are really pushing the Stieg Larrson connection. I mean who can blame them? The Girl series was wildly successful, so why not try to cash in on that? Unfortunately, The Gingerbread House (which is first in the Hammberby series) does not live up to the Stieg Larrson name. And why should it? Carin Gerhardsen is NOT Stieg Larrson, and aside from being a murder mystery the books really have no connection. I think it’s a bit disingenuous for the publishing house to make the connection, since it does set up expectations (as silly as that may be), in the reader’s mind.
Read the full review (and find out what the book is about) at my blog!