Book Reviews

7 July 2015

Vegan Pizza by Julie Hasson

When I went vegan I thought that pizza was no longer an option for me at meal times. All the cheese, eggs and meat were bound to mean that pizza ...

22 July 2013

My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier

As one of the most acclaimed and accomplished female authors of the early twentieth century, Daphne du Maurier used all of the imaginative and technical skill that made Rebecca a ...

16 July 2013

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

We should all love a place as deeply as nature writer Rick Bass loves the Yaak Valley - sink to our knees awed by the splendor, find ourselves seduced as ...

15 July 2013

The Watcher in the Shadows by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Carlos Ruiz Zafòn’s latest novel to be translated into English, The Watcher in the Shadows, is an eerie affair not to be read at night. When Irene’s father passes away, ...
10 July 2013

Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie

Do you have a few hours to kill but are too tired to go out? Would you like to unwind after a long day with a glass of wine in ...

9 July 2013

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

I am a fan of Japan and it is there their culture and style of writing that I find most fascinating. So, even though this book is by an American ...
8 July 2013

The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter

Sci-fi and fantasy giants Stephen Baxter and Terry Pratchett collaborate on a new novel, The Long Earth; a novel that has more depth than the traditional yarn about fantastical worlds ...

26 June 2013

He Loves Lucy by Susan Donovan

Lucy agrees to be put under scrutiny as she is buffed up by personal trainer Theo to be transformed from ‘fitness challenged’ to fabulous. She has no intention of becoming ...

24 June 2013

Foe by J.M. Coetzee

Nobel Prize for Literature winner J. M. Coetzee’s Foe is not normally the sort of novel I’d enjoy – it is essentially told as a monologue, the main character uses ...
18 June 2013

The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s Cemetery of Forgotten Books returns with the chilling instalment The Prisoner of Heaven. Daniel Sempere and his best friend Fermìn Romero de Torres receive an unwelcome visitor ...
17 June 2013

I Promise Not To Suffer by Gail D. Storey

Living in Wyoming, USA, I once became fascinated with the book Seven Half-Miles from Home by Wyoming artist and naturalist Mary Back.  Suffering from circulation problems bad enough to kill ...

16 June 2013

The Armada Legacy by Scott Mariani

Scott Mariani’s latest thriller in the Ben Hope series sees Ben pushed to breaking point in a race across continents. When his ex-girlfriend is kidnapped after a party celebrating the ...
15 June 2013

Arch Enemy by Frank Beddor

I've finally finished the third book and once again I'm feeling like I didn't actually enjoy it all that much. Though it hardly remind me of the first book, I ...

14 June 2013

Seeing Redd by Frank Beddor

Seeing Redd Review - 'The Evil Redd Heart Has Returned.'     This is the second book of the trilogy and it does pick up from the ending of the first one. This ...

13 June 2013

One Dozen Short Stories of the Strange and Spectacular by Milo James Fowler

1 Dozen collects 12 flash-sized tales in the slipstream, horror, and science fiction genres -- 11,000 words of weird, wonderful goodness in all. (Author Description) The very short product description is ...
12 June 2013

The Assassins' Village by Faith Mortimer

The Assassins’ Village” by the acclaimed indie author, Faith Mortimer, introduces, Diana Rivers, writer, sometime actor and amateur sleuth. When an expatriate theatrical group gather to discuss their next play there ...
11 June 2013

The Aunt Sally Team by Flick Merauld

When Bill Green puts a notice in a post office window in Oxford, he hopes for a group of intellectually stimulating companions with whom to share long summer evenings playing ...
10 June 2013

The Bluewater Killer by C. L. R. Dougherty

A peaceful journey under sail on a classic yacht turns into a gut-wrenching nightmare for a beautiful, manipulative, and not-so-innocent young woman. A distraught father enlists the aid of some ...
9 June 2013

10 Ways to Kill a Cupid by Leigh Parker

Leigh has a story to tell and despite the absurdity of it, it has to be told before it's forgotten forever.You see Leigh used to be a Cupid. very silly, ...
8 June 2013

Vengeance Wears Black by Seumas Gallacher

Jack Calder and his former SAS colleagues at ISP, a specialist security firm, are saved from certain death when an ex-Gurkha is killed smothering a deadly grenade thrown into a ...
7 June 2013

The Crew by Dougie Brimson

The Crew is Dougie Brimson's first novel, following a series of books on the subject of football hooliganism written with his brother Eddy. Once again, the territory covered relates to ...
6 June 2013

The Schliemann Legacy by D.A. Graystone

1873 — Heinrich Schliemann discovered ancient treasure in Turkey which proved the existence of Troy. 1943 — the treasure disappeared from Nazi Germany. 1981 — Henri Mardinaud, international information broker, discovers the ...
5 June 2013

The Templar Agenda by John Paul Davis

A Swiss banker is found murdered, the latest in a string of murders whose victims had connections to the Vatican. Their killers: a secret society whose members include some of ...
4 June 2013

The Turtle Boy by Kealan Patrick Burke

Available for the first time on Amazon Kindle, Kealan Patrick Burke's Bram Stoker Award-winning coming of age story The Turtle Boy. School is out and summer has begun. For eleven ...