Monthly Archives: May, 2015

Awakening by S J Bolton

Awakening was the second novel published by Sharon Bolton in 2009. It was book of the month for my book group. I particularly enjoy thrillers, crime novels and mysteries so I was really pleased. I had met Bolton at Bloody Scotland in Stirling Scotland last year. It was most interesting to learn how she started writing …

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The Narrows by Michael Connolly

Michael Connolly’s novels were recommended to me, but I cannot remember by whom. It may have been Kathy Reichs who mentioned his work. Whoever it was, when I saw The Narrows in a library book sale, it would have been silly to pass it up. So I took it on holiday and read it in …

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The Murder Room by P D James

P D James along with M C Beaton and Agatha Christie must surely be amongst the traditional royalty of crime writers. Phyllis Dorothy James, Baroness James of Holland Park, OBE, FRSA, FRSL, known as P. D. James, was an English crime writer. She rose to fame for her series of detective novels starring police commander and …

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Osama by Chris Ryan

Chris Ryan is the pen name of a former member of the British special forces, turned novelist, Colin Armstrong. He came to public prominence for being the only member of the eight-man SAS mission Bravo Two Zero to escape, during the First Gulf War 1991. Ryan has subsequently written many books covering both fiction and non-fiction. His books include The One That Got …

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Witness the Dead by Craig Robertson

Craig Robertson is a Scottish author who, was born on 22 April, 1962 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. Before becoming a writer he was a journalist. During his 20-year career with a Scottish Sunday newspaper, Craig Robertson interviewed three recent Prime Ministers; attended major stories including 9/11, Dunblane, the Omagh bombing and the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. …

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Pray for the Dying by Quintin Jardine

I found Pray for the Dying by Quintin Jardine on a hotel exchange table while my husband and I were on holiday in Portugal. I really enjoy the Bob Skinner books by Quintin Jardine and was really pleased to find it. Jardine is a Scottish author who was born in Motherwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland and educated before …

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The Girl on the Landing by Paul Torday

I have often said that one of the reasons that I enjoy being part of a book group is that I am required, at least once a month, to read out of my comfort zone. The Girl on the Landing by Paul Torday was well out of my comfort zone! I had heard of Paul …

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The Bounce! A Story of Love, Loss and Life of Global Indian – guest author Mohan

Mohan is an Indian American Information Technology executive with a multinational company headquartered in Europe. He has lived and worked in five countries across three continents, gaining a first-hand experience of working in multicultural environments. The Bounce! is his first book and is available for FREE download on Amazon from 8-10th May 2015 and will be …

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Payback Time by Geraint Anderson

Payback Time by Geraint Anderson is a compelling thriller from the bestselling author of Cityboy. He was born in Nottinghill, London, England to a Labour politician, Donald Anderson, Baron Anderson of Swansea, Wales and his missionary wife, Dorothy. He then undertook a degree in history at Queen’s College, University of Cambridge and he followed this with an MA in Revolutions at Sussex University. …

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No Way To Say Goodbye by Anna McPartlin

I chose No Way To Say Goodbye from the library because I had never read anything by Anna McPartlin before. I like to read new things and different authors from time to time. This book was originally titled Apart From The Crowd. The main characters are four friends Mary Mackey, Penny, Ivan and Adam. They all have …

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