Ben Aaronovitch, Cassandra Clare, Deborah Halber, Jacqueline Winspear, John Seymour, Philip Pullman

October Haul

This month, since I’m still on a tight budget until after we move house at the end of the month, I’ll mostly be keeping myself entertained with re-reads. Though, I have made one or two small purchases… I honestly think I have a book-buying problem! I start to wonder what life is, if I can’t… Continue reading October Haul

David Gilman, Gerald Durrell, Jen Williams, Patricia Wentworth, Samantha Shannon

DNF Reviews

The Catherine Wheel Author: Patricia Wentworth | Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd Patricia Wentworth is one of my grandmother’s favourite authors and, while I generally love classic crime fiction from this era, I just didn’t enjoy this book. I really wanted to, but I found myself a bit lost as to who was who and… Continue reading DNF Reviews

Ben Aaronovitch

The Moon Over Soho

Author: Ben Aaronovitch | Publisher: Gollancz The second book in the popular Peter Grant series, Moon over Soho lives up to every expectation set for the reader by the excellent Rivers of London. If anything, it’s just better: slicker, smarter, and even more addictive simply because you’re already invested in the characters. Let’s just get… Continue reading The Moon Over Soho

Ben Aaronovitch

Rivers of London

Author: Ben Aaronovitch | Publisher: Gollancz Martin gave the body the ‘London once-over’ – a quick glance to determine whether this was a drunk, a crazy or a human being in distress. The fact that it was entirely possible for someone to be all three simultaneously is why good-Samaritanism in London is considered an extreme… Continue reading Rivers of London

Book to Screen Challenge, Tess Gerritson

The Surgeon

Author: Tess Gerritsen | Publisher: Bantam I watched ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ when it first came out. It was actually one of my favourite shows for a while. I can’t really remember what possessed me to buy The Surgeon (the first book in the series on which the TV show was based), but there it was… Continue reading The Surgeon

First Impressions, Richard King, Stacey Halls, Stina Jackson

First Impressions (Mini Reviews)

I recently found a site called Readers First - are any of you on it? Basically, if you're in the UK you can sign up and read extracts of new (and newish) books. You post a review of these extracts, and get 100 points for each review, and another 100 points if you share that… Continue reading First Impressions (Mini Reviews)

Kathy Reichs

Death du Jour

Author: Kathy Reichs | Publisher: Arrow Books On a bitterly cold March night in Montreal, forensic anthropologist Dr Temperance Brennan is exhuming the remains of a nun in the grounds of an old church. Hours later, Tempe is called to the scene of a horrifying arson. A young family has perished, but there is no… Continue reading Death du Jour