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 →

WILD FIRE – Ann Cleeves

It is always exciting to find and really enjoy the writings of a "new" author.  Although this is 'technically' a crime novel, the crime itself is the catalyst for the powerful story of family life in a remote Shetland Island village, where infidelities are exposed and relationships are tested. The characters are all strongly depicted... Continue Reading →

SCRUBLANDS – Chris Hammer

When one of my most trusted publicist contacts assured me I would love Chris Hammer’s first novel, Scrublands, I accepted her offer of a review copy – and I am SO glad I did! After 30 years as a journalist and a long involvement with TV and radio, he has turned his hand to writing... Continue Reading →

STERN JUSTICE – Adam Wakeling

I LOVE my books, with a particular interest in crime novels. I have recently read Stern Justice by Adam Wakeling and this is a book which covers crime on a grand scale… the Japanese War Trials. This book is obviously the end product of an incredible amount of research and the bibliography covers about 15... Continue Reading →

THE FALLEN – David Baldacci

According to the foreword in his latest book, David Baldacci has written almost 40 novels and is described as one of the world's best selling authors. With 130 million copies in print and his books translated into 45 different languages, his popularity could not be questioned! His novels feature a wide range of different principal... Continue Reading →

ON THE JOB – Sandi Wallace

I went along to the launch of Sandi Wallace's book of short stories ON THE JOB at Sooki's last Friday, where an enthusiastic group gathered to celebrate the occasion. I spoke with Sandi on The Good Life and she shared with us her early ambition of becoming a police office, thwarted - alas! -by her... Continue Reading →

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