Tag: Books

Dec 08

The Falcon Tattoo by Bill Rogers

 The Falcon Tattoo by Bill Rogers In this, the second book in the National Crime Agency Series, by Bill Rogers Senior Investigator Joanne Stuart is in a race against time to apprehend a vicious attacker. The time between abductions is shortening as Jo and her team try to find the perpetrator whose identifying mark is …

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Nov 25

The Pick, The Spade and the Crow By Bill Rogers

The Pick, The Spade and the Crow By Bill Rogers After ten excellent police procedural novels featuring Tom Caton, as his main character, author Bill Rogers now takes us, along with one of Tom’s old team, into the National Crime Agency. Senior Investigator, Jo Stuart begins an investigation into the death of a man, whose …

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Nov 15

Waiting for Callback

Waiting for Callback By Perdita and Honor Cargill Elektra wants to be an actor, even if that means dressing up as a spider, pretending to be a carrot for an audition! When Elektra goes to auditions mum goes too, and as Elektra moves from her local acting class into the hands of a ‘legitimate’ agent …

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Nov 02

Nomad By James Swallow

Nomad By James Swallow Nomad by James Swallow is a modern spy thriller. Typically the central character is a slightly unlikely hero and is falsely accused of treachery, meaning that he is running from everyone, including ‘his own side’ whilst trying to prove his innocence. In this case Marc Dane is the only survivor of …

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Oct 23

The Paris Wife

The Paris Wife By Paula McLain The Paris Wife is written as a novel but tells the true story of Ernest Hemingway’s first marriage. The author says that she was at great pains to make it as accurate as possible. It is well written, as far as the actual prose is concerned and is a …

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Oct 04

Travel Writing

Travel Writing   NB. This group session is designed for my writing group in Lanzarote but can easily be adapted for other regions. Give out the first instructions the week before the session, preferably e mail for the links.After the example of the NYT piece on the undersea statues off the coast I would like …

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Sep 30

The Marriage Lie

The Marriage Lie By Kimberly Belle Thought provoking, tantalising and gripping to the end, The Marriage Lie keeps the reader guessing right to the final eye-popping twist. Iris and Will have a perfect marriage and are very much in love. Before he leaves on a trip Will gives Iris an expensive gift, a love token …

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Sep 18

The Absence of Guilt

The Absence of Guilt By Mark Gimenez The Absence of Guilt is the third book that I have read by the author and I look forward to catching up on the rest. Mark Gimenez writes courtroom dramas and has been compared to John Grisham. The Absence of Guilt has a current, very relevant theme and …

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Aug 27

Dominion by C J Sansom

Book Review: Dominion by C J Sansom   Although I am a fan of C J Sansom I did not think that I would particularly enjoy this book when I saw the setting. I tackled it first of all because it was a Book Club read. But I was so wrong. It was a superb …

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Jul 16

Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks is a superbly written story that begins in France  before the start of The First World war and takes the main character through to 1918. Twenty-year old Stephen Wrayford  was sent to Amiens in 1910 to learn more about the textile industry, and lodged at the home …

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