Daily Archives: January 23rd, 2014

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Wuthering Heights is a novel by Emily Brontë, written between October 1845 and June 1846, and published in 1847 under the pseudonym Ellis Bell. It was her first and only published novel: she died the following year, at age 30.  Still, if you are only going to publish one novel, what a novel!  There have …

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Aftershock by Quintin Jardine

Quintin Jardine is a major Scottish crime writer who hails from Motherwell in Scotland.  He was born there on 29th June 1945 and educated at University of Glasgow.  He now lives in Scotland and in Spain. Quintin Jardine writes a number of serial style books about recurring characters.  The one I like best is Bob Skinner, …

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This Honourable House by Edwina Currie

I picked this up from my local library just before it was moved to a different branch. It is Edwina Currie’s third political novel.  This Honourable House, opens with an election resulting in a victory for a party not dissimilar to New Labour. It follows with all the sex, spin, and scandal in any good political …

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Beneath the Bleeding by Val McDermid

Beneath the Bleeding is an ambitious novel, written on a grand scale.  It tackles pertinent social issues and is the fifth of McDermid’s novels that develops her two highly memorable characters: forensic profiler Tony Hill and his police ally DCI Carol Jordan.   This book, is as disturbing as it is compulsively readable.  The author continues …

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