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The Somnambulist And The Psychic Thief by Lisa Tuttle (book review).

October 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Somnambulist And The Psychic Thief by Lisa Tuttle (book review).

Getting past the title and it’s a bit of a mouthful, not to say a spell-check nightmare, ‘The Somnambulist And The Psychic Thief’ turns out to an adventure for a new female detective. There seem to be a few of these lately, it must be the zeitgeist or simply a reaction to the many male […]

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Angel: The Official Collection: Heroes & Guardian Angels: Volume One (book review).

October 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Angel: The Official Collection: Heroes & Guardian Angels: Volume One (book review).

As time passes and TV’s ‘Angel’ is remembered fondly and occasionally pops up on cable there is a certain mistiness about memory. This book, ‘Angel: Heroes & Guardian Angels: Volume One’, is written in the now or rather as it was it makes the time that has passed quite bittersweet. The actors, some who have […]

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The Last Adventure Of Constance Verity by A. Lee Martinez (book review).

October 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Last Adventure Of Constance Verity by A. Lee Martinez (book review).

Connie is an action hero thanks to being gifted this by her fairy godmother at birth. She’s had enough now, thank you. Recruiting her friend, Tia, she sets out to kill her godmother and cancel the spell. Tia’s own skills are more distraction than ninja but she is happy to be Connie’s sidekick. Hoping to […]

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The Sacrifice Of Sherlock Holmes by Jonathan Barnes (CD story review).

October 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Sacrifice Of Sherlock Holmes by Jonathan Barnes (CD story review).

The final conflict is nigh with ‘The Sacrifice Of Sherlock Holmes’. The much awaited conclusion of the series by Big Finish and writer Jonathan Barnes is produced by Ken Bentley and stars Nicholas Briggs and Richard Earl as Holmes and Watson. The four-part epic looks at the destruction of London and the humiliation of our […]

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Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz (book review).

October 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz (book review).

If you like alternate fiction and have an affection for Anthony Horowitz and, let’s face it, he can do no wrong. (although I’m not a fan of TV’s ‘New Blood’, there I’ve got that off my chest) then this enigma wrapped in a curate’s egg, ‘Magpie Murders’ is for you. Horowitz has such form, we […]

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The Authentic William James by Stephen Gallagher (book review).

September 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Authentic William James by Stephen Gallagher (book review).

‘The Authentic William James’ is the third in a series of novels about the Crown Chancery detective Sebastian Becker, previously in ‘The Bedlam Detective’ and ‘The Kingdom Of Bones’. Sebastian’s personal story is enmeshed and enlivened by the cases he undertakes crossing continents to solve them. Wild West ‘cowboy’ William James confesses he set fire […]

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The Gradual by Christopher Priest (book review).

September 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Gradual by Christopher Priest (book review).

‘The Gradual’ often known as the Grail is the oldest part of the Catholic Mass. It is from the word ‘gradus’, the Latin for ‘a step’ So I wish I had looked that up before reading the intense novel by Christopher Priest that occasionally made my eyes bleed with the effort of concentrating. It’s true […]

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Henry And The Guardian Of The Lost by Jenny Nimmo (book review).

September 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Henry And The Guardian Of The Lost by Jenny Nimmo (book review).

Aimed at the most discerning audience, the young, I was privileged be able to read ‘Henry And The Guardians Of The Lost’ by Jenny Nimmo. Famous for ‘The Snow Spider’, Nimmo has been writing for a few years and knows what pleases. Unlike many adult books, this is fairly short but a reasonable challenge for […]

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Doctor Who: The Official Cookbook by Joanna Farrow (book review)

August 11, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Doctor Who: The Official Cookbook by Joanna Farrow  (book review)

‘Doctor Who The Official Cookbook’ was just what I needed in the middle of a heatwave. This book involves some practical involvement in a nice steamy kitchen. For your benefit, I have sampled the book and tried to reproduce some of the least and most technical recipes. I’ve included pictures here which you can compare […]

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The House Of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard (book review)

July 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
The House Of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard  (book review)

‘The House Of Shattered Wings’ is a fine example of a book that is much better than its initial appearance. I was taken aback by a rather dark and brooding cover that looked as if it was trying to channel ‘Game Of Thrones’. Getting past that was hard but, when I got into the story, […]

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