Crime Novels

Actor too shy to pursue his love at first sight

TVB actor Dexter Young was too shy to make a move when he first met Shanfia Ng, but he did not hesitate the next time he saw her some years later.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:23pm

Dandy & Dapper

Let me preface this by telling you I'm not really a fan of the clothing, but I've used Ed Hardy's cologne for a while and am a bit stumped now that the store near my office, in Exchange Square, Central, has disappeared. Am I going to have to give up weekend time to schlep all over town for this?

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Starring: Rooney Mara, Daniel Craig, Christopher Plummer, Joely Richardson Director: David Fincher Category: III

5 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (read by Simon Vance) Random House (audiobook)

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Larsson's anti-heroine an unlikely high-street fashion muse

We find style inspiration in the unlikeliest of places. At 16, with little success and to my parents' dismay, I dyed my hair partly bright pink. I wanted to look like Marilyn Manson on the cover of his Mechanical Animals album.

16 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

The Leopard

The Leopard by Jo Nesbo Harvill Secker

16 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Poor street kid's quest for the truth about her mother

The Double Life of Cora Parry By Angela McAllister Published by Orion ISBN 978 1 84255 603 0

Life in Victorian London was not easy for young teenagers if they didn't come from families with money.

9 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Stieg and Me - Memories of a Life with Stieg Larsson

Stieg and Me - Memories of a Life with Stieg Larsson by Eva Gabrielsson Orion Books

With genuine excitement replacing cynicism over the December release of the Hollywood adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, interest has been reignited in the life and times of the best-selling novelist Sweden has ever produced.

9 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Sing You Home

Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult Hodder & Stoughton (enhanced e-book)

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Lindsey McAlister, founder/director of the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation

What I'm reading: The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson. I read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and absolutely loved it, so I had to read the second book.

What I'm working on: Spring Awakening, a rock musical adaptation of the controversial play of the same title by Frank Wedekind. It's about teenagers discovering the inner and outer tumult of sexuality.

5 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

An Evil Eye

An Evil Eye by Jason Goodwin Farrar, Straus and Giroux

22 May 2011 - 12:00am

Swede sensation

Her name may not be familiar yet, but the chances are you're aware of the role that's making her famous: Noomi Rapace is the screen embodiment of Lisbeth Salander, the rake-thin bisexual hacker at the heart of the late Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy, a publishing sensation. More than 27 million copies have been sold in 40 countries. Now the Swedish-made films are set for similar success.

3 Oct 2010 - 12:00am


Revelation by C.J. Sansom Macmillan HK$114

9 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Dexter: An Omnibus

Dexter: An Omnibus by Jeff Lindsay Orion, HK$214

26 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

The Girl Who Played with Fire

The Girl Who Played with Fire

by Stieg Larsson

MacLehose Press


When journalist Dag Svensson and his partner are gunned down in their apartment, police start a nationwide hunt for the prime suspect, Lisbeth Salander, whose fingerprints are found on the murder weapon.

17 May 2009 - 12:00am