Monthly Archives: June 2018

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

THE LIGHTNING THIEF is the 1st novel featuring Percy Jackson. Percy is a demi-god – his mother is human and his absent father is a Greek god. But in the beginning he doesn’t know this. He suffers from ADHD and … Continue reading

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American by Day by Derek B. Miller

AMERICAN BY DAY is a sequel to Derek B. Miller’s debut novel NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT. Within this novel, the events of the earlier novel are mentioned several times and Norwegian detective Sigrid Odegard appears in both novels. When Sigrid’s father … Continue reading

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The Fire Court by Andrew Taylor

THE FIRE COURT sees the return of James Marwood and Cat Lovett who were introduced to us in THE ASHES OF LONDON. James Marwood has been doing reasonably well financially with two clerkships under two different masters. He has moved … Continue reading

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Helen Giltrow Profile and Books

Helen Giltrow was born in Cheltenham and studied Modern History at Oxford. She worked as a book seller, then as an editor in educational publishing and then as a freelance editor. Even though she has been a writer all her … Continue reading

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One Virgin Too Many by Lindsey Davis

ONE VIRGIN TOO MANY is the 11th novel in the Falco series by Lindsey Davis which features Marcus Didius Falco, an informer in ancient Rome. After Falco and Helena’s adventures in Africa in the previous novel, Falco has been promoted … Continue reading

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Gun Street Girl by Adrian McKinty

GUN STREET GIRL is the 4th novel in Adrian McKinty’s Sean Duffy series. Duffy is a Catholic cop in the almost exclusively Protestant RUC (Royal Ulster Constabulary) in 1985 at the height of the troubles. Between endless rounds of riot … Continue reading

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The Distance by Helen Giltrow

THE DISTANCE is the first novel in a series by Helen Giltrow featuring Charlotte Alton. The 2nd novel in the series – IDENTITY was published in 2015 but unfortunately I have not been able to find this novel published in … Continue reading

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