Monthly Archives: July, 2013

The Broker by John Grisham

John Grisham born on February 8, 1955 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to a construction worker and a homemaker.    As a child he dreamt of being a professional baseball player.   He shifted ultimately majored in accounting at Mississippi State University.   Then, after graduating from law school at Ole Miss in 1981, he went on to practice …

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Scaredy Cat by Mark Billingham

Mark Billingham is one of my favourite authors.  He is an English novelist whose series of “Tom Thorne” crime novels are best-sellers in that particular genre.  He has also worked as a television screenwriter and has become a familiar face as an actor and comic. I first discovered Billingham’s novels when I was living in …

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Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie

Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born in Torquay, Devon, England, U.K.  She was the youngest of three children.   She wrote romance novels under the pseudonym  Mary Westmacott and was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie Mallowan but it is for writing crime mysteries as Agatha Christie that she is best known. Evil Under The Sun is …

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Legacy of Blood by Alex Connor

I am ashamed to say that I had never read anything by Alex Connor before I noticed Legacy of Blood on the “recommended” shelf in my local library.  I have found out that she was born and educated in England and has had a variety of careers: including photographic model, personal assistant to a world famous heart …

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Shroud for a Nightingale by P D James

Phyllis Dorothy James, Baroness James of Holland Park, OBE, FRSA, FRSL, known as P. D. James, is an English crime writer and a life  peer in the House of Lords, UK.  She was born on 3 August 1920 and died 27 November 2014.  Shroud for a Nightingale is a book my mother gave me many years …

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