Monthly Archives: August 2011

Sepulchre by Kate Mosse

Sepulchre is a tale of romance, secrets, murder and the occult set in France, both in Paris and in the beautiful French countryside around Carcasonne and Rennes-les-Bains. The story switches between two heroines:- Leonie, a 17 year old in 1891, … Continue reading

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Bloodline by Lynda La Plante

I have been a big fan of ‘The Queen of Crime’ Lynda La Plante ever since watching Prime Suspect of TV years ago. There’s nothing quite like a good old BBC police drama. Bloodline is the 7th book in the … Continue reading

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One Corpse Too Many by Ellis Peters

‘One Corpse Too Many’ is the second Cadfael novel and is contained in ‘The First Cadfael Omnibus’ along with ‘A Morbid Taste for Bones’ and ‘Monk’s Hood’. In his herb garden at the abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul … Continue reading

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Death at Dawn by Caro Peacock

This book is also published as ‘A Foreign Affair’. Gillian Linscott became well known in the 1990s and early 2000s for her brilliant series of books featuring the character Nell Bray. Now writing as Caro Peacock she has produced a … Continue reading

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The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

Don’t be put off by the size of this book. From the first page I found it almost impossible to put down and at the end I couldn’t wait to read to sequel – ‘World Without End‘. The book was … Continue reading

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Geraldine Brooks – profile and books

Born in Sydney Australia in 1955, Geraldine Brooks worked as a journalist before writing her first book. While working as a journalist for the Sydney Morning Herald Geraldine Brooks was awarded a scholarship to the journalism master’s program at Cambridge … Continue reading

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The Scold’s Bridle by Minette Walters

Minette Walters is an absolute master of the psychological thriller. I find her books very readable and difficult to put down and she has the ability to create loveable and hateable characters. The Scold’s Bridle opens with the wealthy and … Continue reading

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Life Expectancy by Dean Koontz

If you’re afraid of clowns, then don’t read this book. And if you’re not afraid of clowns now, then you might be by the time you finish. Jimmy’s grandfather dies at the moment of Jimmy’s birth.  In Jimmy’s grandfather’s dying … Continue reading

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A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters

I have loved the Cadfael novels ever since the 1970s when Ellis Peters (aka Edith Pargeter) first started writing them. Last time I looked at replacing one of my books I found that they are difficult to get except as … Continue reading

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