Monthly Archives: November 2014

An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris

‘An Officer and a Spy’ is a historical fiction novel based on the Alfred Dreyfus affair in France from 1894 to 1906. Everyone seemed to be spying on everyone else back then (not much seems to have changed) and with … Continue reading

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Gray Mountain by John Grisham

‘Gray Mountain’ is John Grisham’s latest legal thriller and is one of those books that I barely put down once I started it. Samantha Kofer works for a large New York Law firm. She comes from the right background (both … Continue reading

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A Necessary End by Peter Robinson

‘A Necessary End’ is the third book in Peter Robinson’s Inspector Banks series, and, once again the gloominess of the Yorkshire Dales is brought to life. About 100 demonstrators stage an anti-nuclear protest outside the Eastvale community centre. Police have … Continue reading

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Gillian Linscott Profile and Books

Gillian Linscott is a British author who also writes under the name Caro Peacock. She was born in 1944 in Windsor, England. Her father managed a store and her mother was a shop assistant. She studied English and Literature at … Continue reading

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The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North’ is one of the most moving books that I’ve ever read, and the characters – while many of them were heroes, were incredibly real with their pleasant sides as well as their good. … Continue reading

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The Tinderbox by Minette Walters

‘The Tinderbox is a short story by Minette Walters which is based on a true crime. It has the feel of one of her full-sized novels. I’m amazed that so much murder prejudice and bigotry can be crammed into so … Continue reading

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Bitter Medicine by Sara Paretsky

‘Bitter Medicine’ is the 4th book in Sara Paretsky’s V.I. Warshawski series and deals with the thorny issues of pro-life and medicine for the poor. V.I.’s friend Lotty Hershel runs a medical clinic that helps many poor people, so V.I. … Continue reading

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The Axeman’s Jazz by Ray Celestin

‘The Axeman’s Jazz’ is Ray Celestin’s brilliant debut novel and is partly based on the real ‘Axeman of New Orleans’ murderer who terrorised New Orleans and the surrounding areas in 1918 and 1919. The story begins after a number of … Continue reading

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Killing Orders by Sara Paretsky

‘Killing Orders’ is Sara Paretsky’s third novel featuring the female Chicago private detective V.I. (Victoria) Warshawski. When V.I. receives a call from her great aunt Rosa, she knows that things must be pretty serious because she and Rosa have always … Continue reading

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Sleepyhead by Mark Billingham

‘Sleepyhead’ is the first book in Mark Billingham’s Tom Thorne series of books. I read one of the later books in the series a while back and have decided to start from the beginning and read the series in order. … Continue reading

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