Katie Stew

A rich, simmering blend of my favorite things

March 10, 2016
by katie


I recently finished a novel by famed Swedish writer, John Ajvide Lindqvist. The book was Harbor. If you haven’t heard of Lindqvist, you have probably heard of his bestselling book, Let the Right One In. It was made into a … Continue reading

July 30, 2014
by katie

A Death in Tuscany

A Death in Tuscany is a murder mystery by Italian crime writer, Michele Giuttari. It centers around protagonist Michele Ferrara, the Chief Superintendent of  Florence’s Squadra Mobile, an elite police force. Ferarra is disturbed by a case that appears on … Continue reading

July 24, 2014
by katie


After reading The Portrait of a Lady, I picked up some light reading. Also taking place in Italy, I thought Dan Brown’s newest book, Inferno, would be a fun read. And it was. Light and fun. I raced through it … Continue reading