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LITERATURE ® by Guillermo Stitch, Book Review

LITERATURE ® by Guillermo Stitch, Book Review

Literature ® is the fiction debut of Guillermo Stitch. Literature Synopsis: We don’t know exactly when Literature ® takes place and we don’t know exactly where. All we know is that Philip Marlowe would fit right in. We don’t get Marlowe though. We…

THE HUNTER and Other Stories of Men by David Cohen, Book Review

THE HUNTER and Other Stories of Men by David Cohen, Book Review

The Hunter and Other Stories of Men Synopsis: Shortlisted for The Dorothy Hewett Award A property developer fears that a burgeoning ibis population will prevent the construction of a high rise apartment complex; a bus stop outside a dementia care facility in…

Trial on Mount Koya by Susan Spann, Book Review

Trial on Mount Koya by Susan Spann, Book Review

Trial on Mount Koya is the sixth title in the Hiro Hattori / Shinobi Mystery series. Trial on Mount Koya Synopsis Master ninja Hiro Hattori and Jesuit Father Mateo head up to Mount Koya, only to find themselves embroiled in yet…

THE LAST EQUATION OF ISAAC SEVERY by Nova Jacobs, Book Review

THE LAST EQUATION OF ISAAC SEVERY by Nova Jacobs, Book Review

The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is Nova Jacobs debut novel. The Last Equation of Isaac Severy Synopsis: A Novel in Clues The Family Fang meets The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry in this literary mystery about a struggling bookseller whose recently deceased grandfather,…

HIDING by Jenny Morton Potts, Review: Enigmatic lead characters

HIDING by Jenny Morton Potts, Review: Enigmatic lead characters

Jenny Morton Potts’ Hiding is a gripping psychological thriller with chilling twists, from a unique new voice. Read our full review of this top quality novel. Hiding Book Synopsis Keller Baye and Rebecca Brown live on different sides of the Atlantic. Until…

THE TRAVEL MATE by Mark David Green, Book Review

THE TRAVEL MATE by Mark David Green, Book Review

The Travel Mate is the second in a planned four-novel series by Mark David Green. The Travel Mate Synopsis: Twenty-six year old Maddie has it all. A fiancé with a well-paid job, a comfortable home and several exotic holidays a year….

RESTLESS SOULS by Dan Sheehan, Book Review

RESTLESS SOULS by Dan Sheehan, Book Review

Restless Souls is a strong debut from Dan Sheehan about war and loss, male friendship and the power of home. Restless Souls Synopsis Tom, Karl and Baz grew up together in down-on-its-luck Dublin. Friends since childhood, their lives diverged when Tom…

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle (aka 7 1/2 Deaths), Review

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle (aka 7 1/2 Deaths), Review

Stuart Turton’s debut novel The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle (or The 7 1/2 Deaths in US & Canada) is the original high-concept murder mystery being described as Gosford Park meets Inception, by way of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. Read my full review.

THE LIST by Mick Herron, Review: Compelling reading

THE LIST by Mick Herron, Review: Compelling reading

The List, Book 2.5 in Mick Herron’s Jackson Lamb / Slough House Thrillers.    The List Synopsis: Dieter Hess, an aged spy, is dead, and John Bachelor, his MI5 handler, is in deep, deep trouble. Death has revealed that the deceased…

SEVEN DEAD by J Jefferson Farjeon, Book Review

SEVEN DEAD by J Jefferson Farjeon, Book Review

Seven Dead is an atmospheric crime novel by J Jefferson Farjeon first published in 1939, and now republished as part of the British Library Crime Classic Series. Seven Dead Book Synopsis With an Introduction by Martin Edwards Ted Lyte, amateur thief, has…

SEARCHING FOR AUDRINA and EARTHBOUND JOHN, Short Stories

SEARCHING FOR AUDRINA and EARTHBOUND JOHN, Short Stories

Reviews of two short stories, Kathryn White’s Searching for Audrina and Samantha Edmond’s Earthbound John. Searching for Audrina Synopsis:  Adam knows what it means to lose everything. When he was seventeen he lost his home, and his family, in one clean…