Beton Rouge; a dark thriller full of wit & sarcasm

You’ll know that if you’re a regular reader of my blog that I love crime fiction, especially noir. As well as the unraveling of a good plot, I love the moral ambiguity and seediness of…

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Billy Binns; full of depth, humour and pathos

A good character driven book always grabs me; for me that’s what often moves the story along. And The Six Loves of Billy Binns is definitely a damn good character driven read. This novel is…

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Into The Silent Sea; a truly sinister read

Crikey, if ever there’s a book to vividly portray the old adage ‘hell hath no fury like a woman scorned,’ Into The Silent Sea by Claire Stibbe is definitely it. This is a dark, twisted…

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Red Snow; suicide, murder and liquorice

Crikey – with a very public suicide, a cold-bloodied murder and a treacherous blizzard moving in, the isolated Swedish town of Gavrik is literally frozen in fear. Red Snow is the long-awaited sequel to Will…

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The Parisians – I couldn’t put it down

I loved, loved, loved The Parisians by Marius Gabriel. For me, this is historic fiction at it’s best. Set in Nazi occupied Paris during World War II with many of the characters real historic figures…

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