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The River Runs Red, by Ally Rose – book review

A novel of the late 20th century that asks timeless questions

9 October 2018 · 1 Comment

Cats, Cannolis and a Curious Kidnapping, by Cheryl Denise Bannerman – book review

Introducing pudding noir

27 September 2018 · Leave a comment

Vanda Symon – Secret Library

White. Peters. Gabaldon.

19 September 2018 · 2 Comments

Overkill, by Vanda Symon – book review

High on octane. Low on priss.

19 September 2018 · 2 Comments

The Rise and Fall of Becky Sharp, by Sarra Manning – book review

All the fun of the fair

7 September 2018 · 3 Comments

Open Your Eyes, by Paula Daly – book review

Sparkling. Thrilling. Publishing.

10 August 2018 · 1 Comment

How to lose a referendum, by Jason Farrell and Paul Goldsmith – book review

A tale stunning in its simultaneous simplicity and complexity

25 July 2018 · Leave a comment

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

Forensic analysis. Wrongly titled.

18 July 2018 · Leave a comment

Watching You, by Lisa Jewell – book review

Lisa Jewell knows her characters

5 July 2018 · 11 Comments

Big Sister, by Gunnar Staalesen – book review

Clever and ambitious with wisecracks to match

14 June 2018 · Leave a comment