Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Pilgrim of Hate by Ellis Peters

This is the tenth Cadfael chronicle and is the first book in the Fourth Cadfael Omnibus together with ‘An Excellent Mystery’ and ‘The Raven in the Forecourt’. The year is 1941 and with King Stephen held prisoner in Bristol, the … Continue reading

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Kathy Reichs Profile and Books

Kathy Reichs, born in 1950, is a forensic anthropologist and academic whose professional life is the model for the lead character in her novels – Temperence Brennan. Reichs has worked for the Chief Medical Examiner in North Carolina and for … Continue reading

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the first book of the Millennium trilogy written by Stieg Larsson, and published after his sudden death in 2004. With such an incredible first novel, I can only wonder about what else Larsson … Continue reading

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The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton

The Lock Artist is narrated by the main character, Michael. Michael has been unable to speak since the age of 8 due to a traumatic event in which he lost both his parents and almost died himself. He is currently … Continue reading

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Undone/Genesis by Karin Slaughter

Just to make life confusing, this book is published under the name ‘Undone’ in the United States and under the name ‘Genesis’ elsewhere in the world. This novel is the part of Karen Slaughter’s Will Trent series and ties together … Continue reading

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Dead Man’s Ransom by Ellis Peters

It’s February 1141 and the civil war has flared up again in England. This time it’s Ranulf of Chester and Robert of Gloucester trying to create their own little empire against King Stephen in the battle of Lincoln, which follows … Continue reading

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Kate Mosse Profile and Books

Kate Mosse was born in Sussex in 1961. She spent 7 years in the publishing industry and now works as a creative writing teacher, broadcaster and author as well as judging for several literary awards and being a member of … Continue reading

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Fall of Giants by Ken Follett

Fall of Giants takes a fascinating period of early 20th century history and gives it personality by following the lives of a number of characters from different countries and different social classes. This book is book one of Ken Follett’s … Continue reading

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