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Hi there! First of all I wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who has interacted with me on Twitter during my first few months, I’ve loved getting to know people and sharing our passion for books. Thanks also to everyone who has read my blog, I’m still working on it and knowContinue reading “Get To Know Me Q and A!”
Overview Harry McCoy returns for a third outing in Parks latest installment of this 70s Glaswegian detective series. With new mysteries to solve and more personal issues to deal with it’s another success. We learn more about the characters as well as delving into the dark side of Glasgows drug and gang cultures of theContinue reading “Review: Bobby March Will Live Forever by Alan Parks”
The second installment in the the Harry McCoy detective series, this incredibly dark novel twists the lines between good and bad in a fascinating manner. Parks delves deeper into the already fascinating characters from the first book and does so with a fine sprinkling of humourous dialogue to keep the reader entertained throughout. Twists andContinue reading “Review: Febuary’s Son by Alan Parks”
The basis for one of the most popular and successful films of all time, Jurassic Park tells the story of an island theme park zoo unlike no other , in that the attractions are dinosaurs. Brought back to life by biotechnology using DNA from amber preserved insects, Richard Hammonds vision is played out to disastrousContinue reading “Review: Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton”
Set in Cape Haven in the USA after the tragic death of young Sissy Radley, this heartbreaking crime novel is a tale of bereavement, deep family issues and the pain that can be caused for a lifetime by one event setting a chain in motion. The story starts with the residents searching the town forContinue reading “Review: We Begin At The End by Chris Whitaker”
Onboard a train heading back to London after a trip to the Middle East, legendary detective Hercule Poirot finds himself investigating the murder of one of the passengers, a man who shortly before had asked him for protection amidst fears for his own life… Set in 1934 and almost entirely aboard the train, this classicContinue reading “Review: Murder On The Orient Express by Agatha Christie”
Set in Yorkshire, this horror/thriller novel is a wonderful story of human grief and family troubles featuring a twisted cast of evil characters revealed to the reader by way of nightmares experienced by the protagonist Sean. We meet Sean early on and follow his story through a before and after narrative of a major incidentContinue reading “Review: The Book Of The Baku by RL Joyce”
A murder mystery book told almost entirely by way of emails and text messages with the odd letter, newspaper clipping and police report thrown in, this can’t work right? WRONG! This debut novel by Janice Hallett is one of the most original takes on this classic genre for a long time and was an absoluteContinue reading “Review: The Appeal by Janice Hallett”
As an Englishman born in the 90s I confess to having zero knowledge of what life in Glasgow in the 70s was like, however having read this thrilling debut I now feel like as a result of Parks excellent work setting the scene I have a good idea. I was gripped from the first chapterContinue reading “Review: Bloody January by Alan Parks”
Tragedy, adversity and social injustice are all themes that are explored in this eclectic collection of fourteen short stories, each giving a brief but important glance into the origins of fourteen people. What’s so unique however is the fact that the reader is not told who the famous ( in some instances infamous) people are.Continue reading “Review: Backstories by Simon Van der Velde”
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