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Sleepyhead by Mark Billingham

The author, Mark Billingham was born and brought up in Birmingham, England.  He worked for a while as an actor, then later as a T V writer and a stand-up comedian.  The book, Sleepyhead was his first novel.  It was published in 2001 and was an instant best seller.   It introduces D I Tom Thorne, …

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Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs

 Deja Dead was Kathy Reichs’s debut crime novel and inspired such widespread excitement. It won the 1998 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel. I really enjoy Kathy Reichs books, but they do get a bit technical in parts.  She is an American author but has a tendency to drop into French dialogue.  That might be off putting …

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The More You Ignore Me by Jo Brand

I really wanted to like this book, The More You Ignore Me, as I usually like Jo Brand and her comedy and  humour very much.  However, this book was hugely disappointing! The characters were so under-developed, cardboard. The only part of the book I enjoyed was the end.  However, it was so completely random and did not …

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Virals by Kathy Reichs

Dr. Kathy Reichs is a fascinating person.  She is one of only eighty-two forensic anthropologists ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. She served on the Board of Directors and as Vice President of both the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, and is currently a member …

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The Welsh Girl by Peter Ho Davies

The Welsh Girl was book of the month in by my book club.     Peter Ho Davies was born in Britain in 1966 to Welsh and Chinese parents, Davies now makes his home in the USA.   He  is now on the faculty of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Davies is a recipient of fellowships from …

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The Observations by Jane Harris

Jane Harris is a British writer of fiction and screenplays.   She has written many short stories that have appeared in anthologies, but her first novel, “The Observations”, was short listed for the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2007 and the UK book store Waterstones, has chosen her as one of its 25 Authors for the Future. She …

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The Healing of Luther Grove by Barry Gornell

I lead a writer’s group In the village, wkwriters and we were thrilled when local author Barry Gornell agreed to come and speak to us about his first novel, The Healing of Luther Grove.  Most of us made a point of reading his book before that meeting. we have certainly all read it since!  It …

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