Monthly Archives: April 2013

Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel

‘Bring Up The Bodies’ continues on from ‘Wolf Hall’ in the story of Thomas Cromwell, one of King Henry VIII’s closest advisers. The third book in the trilogy – ‘The Mirror and the Light’ is planned for release in 2013/2014. … Continue reading

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Poseidon’s Gold by Lindsey Davis

‘Poseidon’s Gold is the 5th installment in Lindsay Davis’s Falco series. It didn’t take me long reading this one to be reminded of just how amusing these books are. How did I ever forget? In the previous book – ‘The … Continue reading

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From Doon With Death by Ruth Rendell

‘From Doon With Death’ is the first book in Ruth Rendell’s Inspector Wexford series of books (there are now more than 20). It is also her debut novel. It is nearly fifty years on and she is still producing more … Continue reading

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A Wanted Man by Lee Child

‘A Wanted Man’ is the 17th Jack Reacher book by Lee Child, but it’s the first one that I’ve read. I saw some fairly negative reviews of this book, but I really enjoyed it and can’t see what the problem … Continue reading

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Déjà Dead by Kathy Reichs

This book was Kathy Reichs first published novel and began a series featuring Temperence (Tempe) Brennan which currently totals 15 novels. Having read various books in the series at various times, I enjoy the early ones the most, so this … Continue reading

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The Confessor by Daniel Silva

‘The Confessor’ is the 3rd book in the Gabriel Allon series written by Daniel Silva. As with many of the books in the series, this one starts with the part-time Israeli Agent – Gabriel Allon working in his other life … Continue reading

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Elizabeth George Profile and Books

Elizabeth George was born Susan Elizabeth George in Ohio in 1949 but moved to California at a young age. She studied English at the University of California and California State University obtaining a teaching degree and later a Masters degree … Continue reading

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The Chalice by Nancy Bilyeau

‘The Chalice’ follows on from Nancy Bilyeau’s earlier novel ‘The Crown’ and once again she has written a beautiful and completely absorbing novel. Although The Chalice has been written as a sequel, it could just as easily be read as … Continue reading

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The English Assassin by Daniel Silva

‘The English Assassin’ is the 2nd book in Daniel Silva’s series featuring Gabriel Allon, the art restorer and part-time Israeli spy. Although written as a series, with some progressive character building, I’ve found in the Gabriel Allon books that I’ve … Continue reading

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Labyrinth by Kate Mosse

‘Labyrinth’ is the first book in Kate Mosse’s Languedoc trilogy. The second is ‘Sepulchre’ and the final is ‘Citadel’. In Labyrinth, Kate Mosse links the lives of two women. Alais lives in the 1200s in Carcasonne in South West France … Continue reading

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