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Book reviews

Here are all the book reviews on Cafe thinking, in order of author surname and then by date of review (series are kept in order). If you click on a link it will open in a new window.


Margaret Atwood – The Handmaid’s Tale

Cheryl Denise Bannerman – Cats, Cannolis and a Curious Kidnapping

Alexander Baron – From the City, From the Plough

Quentin Bates – Thin Ice

Quentin Bates – Cold Breath

Louise Beech – I Am Dust

Roxanne Bouchard – We Were the Salt of the Sea

Philip Brady – The Meal of Fortune

Verity Bright – A Very English Murder

Steph Broadribb – Deep Down Dead

Steph Broadribb – Deep Blue Trouble

Steph Broadribb – Deep Dirty Truth

Steph Broadribb – Deep Dark Night

Simone Buchholz – Beton Rouge

Simone Buchholz – Mexico Street

Paul Burston – The Closer I Get

Andrea Camilleri – The Age of Doubt (Inspector Montalbano)

Ann Cleeves – Raven Black

Ann Cleeves – White Nights

Jonathan Coe – What a Carve Up!

Neil Cross – Luther: The Calling

Kjell Ola Dahl – Faithless

Kjell Ola Dahl – The Ice Swimmer

Kjell Ola Dahl – The Courier

Kjell Ola Dahl – Sister

Paula Daly – Open Your Eyes

Louise Doughty – Platform Seven

Thomas Enger – Cursed

Thomas Enger – Killed

Thomas Enger- Inborn

Johanna Gustawsson – Keeper

Simon Hall – The TV Detective

Paul E Hardisty – Turbulent Wake

Charles Harris – The Breaking of Liam Glass

Lucy V Hay – The Other Twin

Anthony Horowitz – The Word is Murder

Anthony Horowitz – The Sentence is Death

Bohumil Hrabal – Closely Watched Trains

Jørn Lier Horst and Thomas Enger – Death Deserved

Arnaldur Indridason – Jar City (not really a review)

Hanna Jameson – The Last

Lisa Jewell – Then She Was Gone

Lisa Jewell – Watching You – and a bonus post on the ending

Lisa Jewell – The Family Upstairs

Doug Johnstone – A Dark Matter

Ragnar Jónasson – Snowblind

Ragnar Jónasson – Nightblind

Ragnar Jónasson – Blackout

Ragnar Jónasson – Rupture

Ragnar Jónasson – Whiteout

Ragnar Jónasson – The Island

Joseph Kanon – Leaving Berlin

Tim Lott – When we were rich

Torquil MacLeod – Meet me in Malmö

Torquil MacLeod – Murder in Malmö

Torquil MacLeod – Missing in Malmö

Torquil MacLeod – Midnight in Malmö

Torquil MacLeod – Menace in Malmö

Luke McCallin – The Ashes of Berlin

W H S McIntyre – Good News Bad News

Michael J Malone – A Suitable Lie

Sarra Manning – The Rise and Fall of Becky Sharp

Jon Michelet – The Frozen Woman

Jo Nesbo – Headhunters

Rex Pickett – Sideways

David Piper – Trial by Battle

Anthony Quayle – Eight Hours from England

Agnes Ravatn – The Bird Tribunal

Ally Rose – The River Runs Red

Peter Schneider – The Wall Jumper

Lilja Sigarðardóttir – Reykjavik Noir Trilogy: Snare, Trap and Cage 

Gunnar Staalesen – We shall inherit the wind

Gunnar Staalesen – Wolves in the Dark

Gunnar Staalesen – Big Sister

Gunnar Staalesen – Wolves at the Door

Sarah Stovell – Exquisite

Sarah Stovell – The Home

Vanda Symon – Overkill

Vanda Symon – The Ringmaster

Vanda Symon – Containment

Yusuf Toropov – Jihadi

Antti Tuomainen – The Mine

Antti Tuomainen – The Man Who Died

Antti Tuomainen – Palm Beach Finland

Antti Tuomainen – Little Siberia

Sarah Ward – In Bitter Chill 

Sarah Ward – A Deadly Thaw

Elizabeth Wilson – The Girl in Berlin

David Young – Stasi Child

David Young – Stasi Wolf

David Young – A Darker State

David Young – Stasi 77

David Young – Stasi Winter


Andrew Adonis – Five Days in May

Thurston Clarke – The Last Campaign: Robert F Kennedy and 82 days that inspired America

David N Clough – Dr Beeching’s Remedy: A Cure for a Century of the Railway’s Ills

Philip Collins – Start Again

Matthew d’Ancona – Post Truth: the new war on truth and how to fight back

Jason Farrell and Paul Goldsmith – How to Lose a Referendum

Lewis Goodall – Left for Dead?

Philip Gould – The Unfinished Revolution

Camilla Hammerich – The Borgen Experience

Claire Handscombe (ed) – Walk with Us

Isabel Hardman – Why We Get the Wrong Politicians

Charles Helfenstein – The Making of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Charles Helfenstein – The Making of The Living Daylights

Dan Hodges – One Minute to Ten

Andrew Jeffrey – Mastering Numbers

Naomi Klein – No is Not Enough

Andrew Martin – Night Trains

Max Mckeown – The Strategy Book

Roger Moore – Bond on Bond

John O’Farrell – Things can only get worse?

Craig Oliver – Unleashing Demons

Robert Peston – WTF?

Vicki Pipe and Geoff Marshall – The Railway Adventures

Tim Ross – Why the Tories Won

Tim Shipman – All Out War

Tim Shipman – Fall Out

Stephanie Vanderslice – The Geek’s Guide to the Writing Life

Michael Wolff – Fire and Fury

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