Monthly Archives: September 2011

Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

I have to admit the when I saw the description for this book, I was not overly interested. I read this book because ‘Year of Wonders’ by Geraldine Brooks was such a good book. ‘Caleb’s Crossing has turned out to … Continue reading

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End In Tears by Ruth Rendell

Ruth Rendell’s Wexford series of novels have been going since 1964, and many have been filmed by the BBC. Rendell is still producing Wexford novels and even the older ones are still a great read. Wexford is getting on a … Continue reading

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Dean Koontz profile and books

Dean Koontz was born in Pennsylvania in July 1945. He started writing at a young age, selling his works to family and friends. On finishing college, he wrote in his spare time while working for the Appalachion Poverty Program and … Continue reading

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World Without End by Ken Follett

World Without End is the sequel to ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ and is once again set in the town of Kingsbridge, but two hundred years later. This book can be read on it’s own , you don’t need to … Continue reading

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Fallen by Karin Slaughter

Fallen is the first book that I have read by Karin Slaughter and I’m excited to have discovered another great crime/thriller writer. Even though Fallen is well into Karin Slaughter’s Will Trent series, it stands well on it’s own without … Continue reading

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Monk’s Hood by Ellis Peters

Monk’s Hood is one of my favourite Cadfael mysteries. It is the third Cadfael book and is contained in the ‘First cadfael Omnibus’ along with ‘A Morbid Taste for Bones’ and ‘One Corpse Too Many’. The story is set in … Continue reading

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Harlequin/The Archer’s Tale by Bernard Cornwell

Harlequin, also known as the Archer’s Tale is the first book in Bernard Cornwell’s ‘Grail Quest’ series. The other two books in the series are ‘Vagabond’ and ‘Heretic’. The story begins in the small English coastal village of Hookton where … Continue reading

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206 Bones by Kathy Reichs

The name of this book is derived from the fact that there are 206 Bones in the human body. The book flashes between Temperence Brennan (Tempe) buried alive and the events that led up to her abduction and burial. Tempe … Continue reading

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Ellis Peters (Edith Pargeter) – profile and books

Ellis Peters is one of the pen names of Edith Mary Pargeter. Her other pen names include: John Redfern, Jolyon Carr, and Peter Benedict. Edith Mary Pargeter, OBE, BEM was born 28 September 1913 and died 14 October 1995. She … Continue reading

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