Monthly Archives: August 2014

Fatal Voyage by Kathy Reichs

‘Fatal Voyage’ is the 4th novel in Kathy Reichs’s Tempe Brennan series and the initial focus of this book is a plane crash. Forensic Anthropologist Temperance (Tempe) Brennan is travelling in North Carolina when she is called to assist with … Continue reading

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Chris Pavone Profile and Books

Chris Pavone is a thriller author who lives in Greenwich Village in New York. After attending school in Brooklyn, followed by Cornell University, Pavone went on to work in the publishing industry for about 20 years – mostly as an … Continue reading

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Fields of Glory by Michael Jecks

‘Fields of Glory’ is the first book in a trilogy about the hundred years war and focuses on the battle of Crecy in August 1346. In this book Michael Jecks has combined well researched history with some believable (and sometimes … Continue reading

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The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

This is the third time that I’ve read ‘The Name of the Rose’ since it was first published in 1980. And, each time I read it I’m surprised again at how difficult it is to read and understand. It’s certainly … Continue reading

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Deadly Decisions by Kathy Reichs

‘Deadly Decisions’ is the 3rd Tempe Brennan novel by Kathy Reichs and is once again set mostly in Montreal. This novel focuses on a turf war between rival outlaw motorcycle clubs – Hells Angels, Heathens and Banditos and their affiliate … Continue reading

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The Heist by Daniel Silva

‘The Heist’ is Daniel Silva’s 14th Gabriel Allon novel and once again begins with Gabriel, master art restorer and Israeli spy, restoring a work of art. Gabriel is in Venice restoring a Veronese alterpiece in the Church of San Sebastiano … Continue reading

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Shake Hands Forever by Ruth Rendell

‘Shake Hands Forever’ is Ruth Rendell’s 9th Inspector Wexford novel and is worth reading just for the clever twist in the last chapter of the book. Mrs Hathall is a nasty bad tempered lady. She enjoys people doing the wrong … Continue reading

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The Facts of Life and Death by Belinda Bauer

‘The Facts of Life and Death is Belinda Bauer’s latest novel. I only recently read Belinda Bauer’s book – ‘Rubbernecker’ and can’t decide which I preferred. Both books have a lot going for them. ‘Rubbernecker’ is mostly narrated by an … Continue reading

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The Four Last Things by Andrew Taylor

‘The Four Last Things’ is the first book in Andrew Taylor’s Roth trilogy. The other two books in the trilogy are ‘The Judgement of Strangers’ and ‘The Office of the Dead’. A few months ago when I was reading about … Continue reading

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Dan Brown Profile and Books

Dan Brown was born in Exeter, New Hampshire, United States in June 1964. He is most famous for his novel ‘The Da Vinci Code’ which is one of the highest selling books of all time. Brown was the oldest of … Continue reading

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