Category Archives: crime

Warming up

I’ll confess to being rather underwhelmed with the first outing for Cormorants strike and this improved for the second. by the third book He is getting to be a well developed character sat in a well developed plot. I can … 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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Country noir

Once again Stephen Booth delivers a tale centred on his Detective Ben Cooper of Easedale character. This one is a tightly woven story involving a small hamlet of houses and the mysterious disappearance of a lorry driver who is simply … Continue reading

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Classics are class?

I enjoyed this classic detective novel. It was evocative of the era, well executed, if a little predictable, and sufficiently complex to keep the reader entertained. If anything, I thought it a little ahead of its time. There were elements … Continue reading

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The author Owen Quine has gone missing and Cormoran Strike has been hired by his wife to find out what has happened.  We are led into the world of publishers, editors and agents who all have some part to play … Continue reading

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What you think you know 

I thought I knew Isaac Newton’s history and I was wrong. This book takes us through the life of Isaac Newton from. His humble beginnings belie the huge impact he had on mathematics and physics, but how aware are you … Continue reading

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64

   It’s rare to find a new book which hits the ground running and is just so good that it eclipses much of what is currently being published. This book does this. Japanese fiction holds a strange fascination for me … Continue reading

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