Category Archives: Books

On libraries.

As an awkward and out-of-place teenager, books were my comfort, my inspiration and my solace. I was – and am – a voracious reader and we couldn’t possibly have afforded to buy enough books to meet my needs and so … Continue reading

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Shelf notes: Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner

 This, Susie Steiner’s second novel, is crime fiction that goes beyond the usual police procedural. A missing young woman is at the centre of the story, drawn in detail even though we see little of her. Steiner does a great … Continue reading

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Shelf Notes – Miss Christie Regrets by Guy Fraser-Sampson

This is the second book in the Hampstead Murders series which kicked off last year with Death In Profile. This time a murder has occurred inside the Burgh House museum and, handily, Detective Sergeant Karen Willis happens to be on … Continue reading

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Summer reading suggestions and books to pre-order

 Now that the move is over, I’m looking forward to catching up on some reading, both proofs that will be out this autumn and recent acquisitions. Top of the pile is Mount! by Jilly Cooper. I am so pleased to … Continue reading

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Shelf notes – Tastes Like Fear by Sarah Hilary*

This is the third in Sarah Hilary‘s DI Marnie Rose books and a series which was new to me – I must get hold of the first two at some point. I loved Marnie – caring, smart and formidable, exactly … Continue reading

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