SILVER by Chris Hammer

One of my  favourite authors, and certainly one of my favourite guests for interview, is Chris Hammer, so I was delighted to speak with him about his latest brilliant offering titled SILVER.  This is based in the town about which he writes .. Port Silver. Again, as in his award winning best seller of last... Continue Reading →

HELL SHIP – Michael Veitch

This is a fascinating book - especially for readers with Scottish heritage and an interest in our own historical background. Set in 1852, I found it particularly interesting as one side of my own family also arrived from Scotland that same year but under very different conditions.   Another element that makes this book so... Continue Reading →

FLIGHT RISK – Michael McGuire

I'm not sure it was coincidental, but at almost the same time two books loosely related to the same incident were published, one fiction and the other covering an actual flight disappearance.   Michael McGuire is the author of a book title Flight Risk, inspired by the mysterious disappearance of the Guruda Flight No MH 370.... Continue Reading →

LETHAL WHITE – Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling)

After hours of reading (600 pages plus!), I finally finished this book. As in previous Robert Galbraith novels, the principal characters are  disabled war veteran, now a private investigator, Cormoran Strike  and  his previous professional employee and now partner, Robin Ellacott. Although ostensibly a crime novel, I felt it could also be described  as a... Continue Reading →

THE LOST MAN – Jane Harper

This is an extraordinarily powerful book which captures the personalities of the human characters involved and, as we expect now from this author, introduces the vast and harsh Australian landscape as a character in its own right. In this story the landscape is a ruthless killer, with vast, barren distances and the occasional lonely grave... Continue Reading →

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