Monthly Archives: February 2012

Velocity by Dean Koontz

Billy Wiles is a very ordinary man with an extraordinary past. As an ex-writer currently working in a bar, Billy lives a very secluded life outside of work and prefers to be left alone. Billy’s life is suddenly turned upside-down … Continue reading

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An Excellent Mystery by Ellis Peters

This is the eleventh Cadfael chronicle and I have once again found myself transported back to 12th Century Shrewsbury. An Excellent Mystery is the second story in the 4th Cadfael Omnibus together with ‘The Pilgrim of Hate’ and ‘The Raven … Continue reading

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Bernard Cornwell Profile and Books

Bernard Cornwell, OBE, was born in London in 1944. He was a war baby with an English mother and a Canadian father. When he was only a few weeks old, he was adopted by the Wiggins family. They were members … Continue reading

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The Girl who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

In this, the second book of the millennium trilogy, the focus is very much in Lisbeth Salander, giving much of her traumatic history to explain the person that she has become. The first book in the trilogy is ‘The Girl … Continue reading

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Before I Go To Sleep by SJ Watson

When Christine first looks in the bathroom mirror each morning expecting to see a 20 something year old face, she finds a middle aged woman staring back at her. And who is the strange man she woke up with, and … Continue reading

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Death Comes To Pemberley by PD James

Being a big fan of Jane Austin and P. D. James, this novel was an absolute treat for me. Only an author of the calibre of P. D. James could bring murder to Pemberley and still retain the sense of … Continue reading

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Azincourt by Bernard Cornwell

About 50 years after Thomas of Hookton fought in the battle of Crecy in Bernard Cornwell’s Grail Quest Trilogy (Harlequin/The Archer’s Tale, Vagabond, Heretic), another archer, Nicholas Hook is the main character in Bernard Cornwell’s story of the 1415 battle … Continue reading

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