Category Archives: Book Reviews

Oil Legends of the Rockies by John Barton with Jean Torkelson

My reading went slightly off piste this week when I read the non-fiction book Oil Legends of the Rockies: The Remarkable 60-Year Quest for Oil, Power, and Money in Denver and the Rocky Mountain West by John Barton with Jean Torkelson recommended to me by my old high school friend, John M King IV. Oil Legends of the …

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Outsiders by Jeremy Mills

I rarely read science fiction before my friend and fellow author, Louis K Lowy gave me an opportunity to read his intriguing novel To Dream – Anatomy of a Humachine reviewed here: https://bookreviewstoday.info/2017/02/24/to-dream-anatomy-of-a-humachine-by-louis-k-lowy/. I very much enjoyed that novel so when Outsiders by Jeremy Mills was book of the month at my book group, I was interested …

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Love Like Blood by Mark Billingham

I very much enjoy Mark Billingham novels. It is no surprise to me his series of novels featuring D.I. Tom Thorne has twice won him the Crime Novel Of The Year Award as well as the Sherlock Award for Best British Detective and been nominated for seven CWA Daggers. His debut novel, Sleepyhead was chosen by …

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If You Love Me, I’m Yours… by Lizzie Chantree

I am thrilled to be able to share news about the new book by my friend and fellow author, Lizzie Chantree. If You Love, Me I’m Yours… is Lizzie’s second novel. Her first, Ninja School Mum, is excellent and is reviewed on this site here: bookreviewstoday.info/2018/05/21/ninja-school-mum-by-lizzie-chantree-2/ If You Love Me, I’m Yours… is equally exciting and …

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Death Wish by Linda Huber

I have enjoyed each book I have read by Linda Huber and when I treated myself to Death Wish, I was looking forward to it. I was not disappointed! It is an excellent pyschological thriller.  The story revolves around two neighbouring households, each has their own issues. Their problems become increasingly interwoven througout the book …

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Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin

It is many years since I was first introduced to John Rebus, the detective created by Ian Rankin in his novels set in Edinburgh. It was just as long since I had first read Knots and Crosses the first of the series. It recently came up my back to read it again and, like all …

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The Crime Writer’s Casebook by Stephen Wade & Stuart Gibbon

I am sure that all writers have different books, experts and texts that they refer to with a view to ensuring that the background to their novels is correct. I write crime novels and so it was a real gift to discover The Crime Writer’s Casebook after it came out last December. The two authors …

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1984 by George Orwell

Eric Blair used the pen name George Orwell when he wrote many of his most famous works, including 1984. Written in 1948 the novel of a dystopian world, this book has often been banned on the grounds that it contains communist and sexual content. For example, 1984 was challenged in Jackson County, Florida (1981) because the novel is …

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My Writing and Me by guest author Caroline England

I am delighted that Caroline England, author of the exciting new novel, My Husband’s Lies, has made time to share her journey to becoming a novellist on my blog today. Welcome, Caroline and best of luck with My Husband’s Lies out now. Why do people write? People write for a whole manner of reasons. For some, …

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He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly

I had been avoiding the novel HeSaid/SheSaid by Erin Kelly because I had heard it was about rape and I thought that subject matter would not suit me. How silly I am! I should know by now that when Erin Kelly approaches any topic, she will involve twists and turns that thrill and fascinate in …

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