Monthly Archives: October 2011

Bella Mafia by Lynda La Plante

The story begins with Don Roberto Luciano agreeing to break the mafia code of silence and testify against Paul Carolla, from another mafia family. He does this because he knows that Carolla organised the murder of Luciano’s oldest son, Michael. … Continue reading

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The Leper of Saint Giles by Ellis Peters

The groom to be, Huon de Domville was rich, aging and overbearing. His affianced, Iveta de Massard, was 18 years old, beautiful, and tiny like a little doll hemmed in by her minders who had made the bargain for her … Continue reading

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The Bourne Dominion by Eric Van Lustbader

The story got off to a flying start with blood and guts, murder and mayhem in all directions. It actually took me a while to work out what was going on and if there was actually a storyline or if … Continue reading

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Filed under Action, Book Reviews, Lustbader, Eric Van, Series Fiction, Spy, Terrorist, Thriller

Prince of Fire by Daniel Silva

Gabriel Allon has been retired from the Israeli Secret Service for a number of years, since a car bomb killed his son and injured his wife, leaving her severely scarred and in a psychiatric hospital. Gabriel’s new life is as … Continue reading

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Minette Walters Profile and Books

The two writers who are capable of completely creeping me out are Minette Walters and Ruth Rendell (apart from the Wexford series). They are both absolute masters of the psychological thriller. Interestingly Minette Walters is a huge fan of Ruth … Continue reading

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

What a beautiful book! I didn’t want it to end, and when I did finish it, I was tempted to go back to the beginning and start again. The story is set just after World War II. During the war, … Continue reading

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Filed under Barrows, Annie, Book Reviews, Historical, Shaffer, Mary Ann

Vagabond by Bernard Cornwell

Vagabond is the second book in Bernard Cornwell’s Grail Quest Series. The other two books are ‘Harlequin/The Archer’s Tale’ and ‘Heretic’. Thomas has been sent back from France to England by King Edward III to discover the whereabouts of the … Continue reading

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Saint Peter’s Fair by Ellis Peters

Saint Peter’s Fair is Ellis Peters’ fourth Cadfael novel and it is the first story in the ‘Second Cadfael Omnibus’ along with ‘The Leper of Saint Giles’ and ‘The Virgin in the Ice’. The fair named for one of the … Continue reading

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