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Susan Hill – The Travelling Bag
2016-10-21 17:34
Well written ghostlies, but creating mild goose-bumps rather than uncontrollable shivers Susan Hill is always worth reading, and she does the ghostly brigade well, though I must confess to w… Read More
Jodi Picoult – Small Great Things
2016-10-12 16:30
‘There is a fire raging, and we have two choices: we can turn our backs, or we can try to fight it’ UK Cover Back in the summer, a courier unexpectedly gave me an envelope. It co… Read More
Anthony Horowitz – Magpie Murders
2016-10-10 16:30
5 stars for Atticus Pünd and another 5 stars for his careful editor Susan Ryeland Susan Ryeland is a literary editor for Cloverleaf Books, a small, independent publisher whose success i… Read More
Alain De Botton – The Course Of Love
2016-10-07 16:41
Novel ‘novel’ Alain de Botton’s new novel, is, I think more of a psychoanalytical and philosophical investigation into the nature of love interspersed within the story of a… Read More
Michelle Paver – Thin Air
2016-10-05 17:19
Not quite as Dark as ‘Matter’ but casting its own creeping, chilly shadow….. I had thoroughly shivered and enjoyed, in terror, Michelle Paver’s earlier, chilly-set D… Read More
Patrick Modiano – The Black Notebook
2016-10-03 17:50
A sense of Modiano Déjà vu. Of course. Déjà vu The Black Notebook is set of course in Paris. Paris becomes far more of a stable character with some kind of &ndash&hell…Read More
Robert Harris – Conclave
2016-09-30 13:46
‘No sane man could possibly want the papacy’ : Listening for the still, small voice Robert Harris’ prior existence as a political journalist always informs his writing, bri… Read More
Eric Ambler – Cause For Alarm
2016-09-28 16:53
Espionage and armament sales in the slow build up to the Second World War Eric Ambler’s spy novels do follow a set formula, which sometimes works magnificently, and sometimes leaves a… Read More

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