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Sleep by C.L. Taylor

I have always enjoyed C.L. Taylor’s writing but I think Sleep is probably my favourite of her books so far. It’s fair to say that this ...
Sleep by C.L. Taylor

More Rivals of Sherlock Holmes edited by Nick Rennison

This collection, like its predecessor Rivals of Sherlock Holmes, is a delight for fans of the history of crime writing and lovers of the short story ...
More Rivals of Sherlock Holmes edited by Nick Rennison

The Price of Paradise: How the Suicide Bomber Shaped the Modern Age by Iain Overton

On 24th October 1990, members of the Provisional IRA forced their way into the home of Patrick Gillespie, a Catholic who worked as a cook at the ...
The Price of Paradise: How the Suicide Bomber Shaped the Modern Age by Iain Overton

Mary Ann Sate, Imbecile by Alice Jolly

Many will be daunted by the prospect of a 613-page historical novel written entirely in verse and narrated in dialect by an unlearned servant from a ...
Mary Ann Sate, Imbecile by Alice Jolly

The Killer Across the Table by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker

Having recently started watching Manhunter on Netflix, my interest in the FBI officers who pioneered criminal profiling has grown. One of the most ...
The Killer Across the Table by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker

All the Lives We Never Lived by Anuradha Roy

This was my first Roy novel – I have no plans for it to be my last – and it was a wonderful read. This is an adept melding of time, place and ...
All the Lives We Never Lived by Anuradha Roy

An Audience with Queen Victoria by Ian Lloyd

Another excellent book from the publishing house of The History Press, impressively complied by Ian Lloyd, and released in 2019 to probably coincide ...
An Audience with Queen Victoria by Ian Lloyd

The Stonehenge Legacy by Sam Christer

Who doesn’t love a conspiracy theory thriller? Well, actually, I’m not usually a fan and avoid Dan Brown like the plague. So a book ...
The Stonehenge Legacy by Sam Christer

I Know Who You Are by Alice Feeney

Aspiring actress Aimee is starting to move up in her beloved career. She is brilliant at pretending, lying, being strong on the outside and confused ...
I Know Who You Are by Alice Feeney

Death in Captivity by Michael Gilbert

I have resisted the temptation to binge on the trio of Michael Gilbert books I received from the British Library. I’ve been pacing myself. ...
Death in Captivity by Michael Gilbert

Miracle on Cherry Hill by Sun-mi Hwang

This is an “international bestseller” – by weight, a slight novel translated from the Korean and interspersed with simple block cut designs by ...
Miracle on Cherry Hill by Sun-mi Hwang

Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan

Alan Turing didn’t commit suicide. Tony Benn became leader of the Labour Party. Shake your head a few times and a skewed vision of the ...
Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan

The Book of Humans: The Story of How We Became Us by Adam Rutherford

To say we have dominated the globe would be an understatement. We have conquered the highest mountains, reached deep into the oceans, become one of ...
The Book of Humans: The Story of How We Became Us by Adam Rutherford

Proximity by Jem Tugwell

I found this to be an extraordinary book considering it is a debut novel. It functions on a couple of levels; as a crime thriller with a deeply ...
Proximity by Jem Tugwell

The Paris Diversion by Chris Pavone

The Paris Diversion is the fourth thriller from the excellent writer Chris Pavone. Since exploding onto the scene a number of years ago, Pavone has ...
The Paris Diversion by Chris Pavone

Black Wolf by G.D. Abson

This is a new author to me and this is the second book of the series featuring our heroine. I expect more books will follow and, having now read and ...
Black Wolf by G.D. Abson
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