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Early Riser

REVIEW: ‘Early Riser’ by Jasper Fforde

“There were no fines, but the negative feedback in SleepAdvisor could impact upon the following year’s popularity – and rates.” The wonderfully inventive sci-fi / fantasy / literary / comic genius Jasper Fforde is back with a standalone novel introducing the Winter Consul Service and Charlie Worthing: novice Consul, ethical thinker and reluctant dreamer… What’s […]

the chalk man

REVIEW: ‘The Chalk Man’ by C. J. Tudor

Very hyped books. You know those books. The ones EVERYONE is talking about? The one even your non-book-reading friends have read? Yeah, that one. And you find yourself wondering, how is it possible that I’ve not read this? Why don’t I possess a copy yet? If you’re a book blogger there might even be a […]

rivers of London

REVIEW: ‘Rivers of London’ by Ben Aaronovitch

‘Right, I thought, just because you’ve gone mad doesn’t mean you should stop acting like a policeman.’ And that’s the beauty of this book in a nutshell: even when he’s faced with feuding River Gods and Goddesses, and vicious revenant ghosts apparently obsessed with puppet shows, freshly minted constable Peter Grant is ready to employ […]

Out of the Blu

REVIEW: ‘Out of the Blu’ by Vitali Vitaliev

If you kiss your spouse’s double, is it cheating? If you met your quantum double, would you like them? And most pressingly of all, how on earth would you find your way back to your own home in your own universe? In Vitali Vitaliev’s new novel, his confused characters, Viktor and Katherine Petroff, and Victor […]

Runaway

REVIEW: ‘Runaway’ by Peter May

Five of us had run away that fateful night just over a month before. Only three of us would be going home. And nothing, nothing would ever be the same again. ‘Runaway’ is described in the blurb as a crime thriller but is really a road trip adventure that happens to encompass a crime. Nonetheless, […]

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REVIEW: ‘The Boy at the Door’ by Alex Dahl

Imagine. A small, unfamiliar boy is standing, parentless, companionless, by the swimming pool reception. The pool is closing. The receptionist wants to go home. You want to go home. The receptionist asks you to take the boy home and you agree, reluctantly. But when you get there, the house is clearly not a home. What […]

why mummy swears

REVIEW: ‘Why Mummy Swears’ by Gill Sims

Children: mostly adorable or frequently irritating? I’m sure most parents would admit to finding their own Precious Moppets (never mind anyone else’s) a Bit Much sometimes, so I’m sure most of us can understand Why Mummy Drinks. Now it’s time to find out Why Mummy Swears… What is this? If you haven’t yet discovered the […]

Beautiful Bristol

CrimeFest 2018 highlights

Books. Bookish people. And a bar. Welcome to @CrimeFest18! Ok, so there was a bit more to it than that. Crime Fest is a four day long extravaganza of crime reading fun, during which authors team up on panels to discuss topics ranging from ‘crime in a time of war’ and ‘a touch of the […]

the october list

REVIEW: ‘The October List’ by Jeffrey Deaver

I LOVED THIS BOOK. ‘The October List’ is a crime novel with a fabulous twist: the story unfolds in reverse. Think ‘Memento’ but with fewer tattoos and less treachery. Nah, I’m kidding. There’s plenty of treachery. The idea Gabriela’s daughter has been kidnapped. She is waiting desperately for news. The door opens, but it isn’t […]

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