Monthly Archives: February 2015

Three Hands in the Fountain by Lindsey Davis

‘Three Hands in the Fountain’ is the 9th Falco mystery by Lyndsey Davis featuring the private investigator Marcus Didius Falco in first century Rome. Falco, along with his wife Helena and their new baby daughter have just returned to Rome … Continue reading

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

I shouldn’t really need an excuse to re-read one of my all-time favourite books. But with the imminent release of Harper Lee’s lost novel – ‘Go Set a Watchman’, I couldn’t resist re-reading the brilliant ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ – … Continue reading

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The Blackhouse by Peter May

When I read ‘Entry Island’ it was billed as Peter May’s best book so far. So I was expecting less from ‘The Blackhouse’. Instead this book was incredibly powerful and harshly beautiful and I loved it. Fin Macleod grew up … Continue reading

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Every Dead Thing by John Connolly

‘Every Dead Thing’ is John Connolly’s debut novel and the first in his Charlie Parker series. Detective Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker is an alcoholic and starting to have difficulties in his relationship with his wife. One evening while Charlie is out … Continue reading

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Tripwire by Lee Child

‘Tripwire’ is the 3rd book in Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series and it hasn’t taken long – Reacher has already run out of money and taken a job to rebuild his bank account so he can continue the life of … Continue reading

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Mick Herron Profile and Books

Mick Herron was born in Newcastle on Tyne and now lives in Oxford. He has a degree in English from Balliol College, Oxford. Herron began his writing career in the crime fiction genre with the Sarah Tucker/Zoë Boehm series, set … Continue reading

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The Zig Zag Girl by Elly Griffiths

The Zig Zag Girl’ is the first stand-alone novel by Elly Griffiths after her very successful series featuring archaeologist Ruth Galloway. The book is set in the 1950s, mostly in Brighton among the itinerant variety theatre community. The heyday of … Continue reading

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The Murder Room by P. D. James

‘The Murder Room’ is the 12th novel by P.D. James featuring Commander Adam Dalgliesh. The story is based around a small private museum. The Dupayne Museum, created by Max Dupayne, specialises in the inter-war years 1919-1939. Along with art and … Continue reading

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Iron Lake by William Kent Krueger

At first I was hesitant to read this book. As a Sydney girl, I don’t relate very well to cold and snow. But, William Kent Krueger has done a brilliant job of bringing the Northern Minnesota winter to life. After … Continue reading

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Death In Holy Orders by P. D. James

‘Death in Holy Orders’ is P.D. James’s 11th Dalgliesh mystery and involves a number of deaths that take place in the remote theological college of St Anselm’s. As a boy, Adam Dalgliesh spent several summers at St Anselm’s college, and … Continue reading

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