Monthly Archives: November 2016

Whose coffin?

This is an excellent and bang-up-to-date thriller with a strong ecological basis. Amnesia can be a great way to create confusion and distraction in a thriller. In this book our protagonist is washed up on a beach on the Isle … Continue reading

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Reasons and logic

Don Tillman returns as the delightfully socially awkward Columbia academic.  If you haven’t read the Rosie Project then this does stand alone but is far better appreciated as being read after the first one.  Don is back and trying to … Continue reading

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Night manager (of a travel tavern)

This book is like a badly written first draft of the ‘Night manager’ by John le Carre. It is one of Peter James’ early works on a re-release and I very nearly gave up on it. The only reason I … Continue reading

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Fabulous 

Neil Gaiman is not only brilliant, he is consistently and fabulously brilliant. This is a book which has its roots in fairy tales and Gaiman shows us that he has the ability to weave a tale which has, at its … Continue reading

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Reet good

Once again, a great book from Kate Atkinson, continuing their series featuring her troubled private detective: Jackson Brodie.  Here we find a tale stretching back to a carefully written 1970s Yorkshire at the time of the Ripper but dragged forward … Continue reading

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