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Book Review – ‘Aloha Betrayed’ by Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain

THE BOOK Jessica is on the Hawaiian island of Maui, giving a lecture on community involvement in police investigations. Her co-lecturer is legendary retired detective Mike Kane, who shares his love of Hawaiian lore, legends, and culture with Jessica. But the talking stops when the body of a colleague is found at the rocky foot… Continue reading Book Review – ‘Aloha Betrayed’ by Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain

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Book Review – ‘Christmas With the Bomb Girls’ by Daisy Styles

THE BOOK Christmas is approaching at the Phoenix Munitions Factory and it’s going to be a year to remember. A factory floor might not be their first choice of a place to spend Christmas, but pulling together and making do is exactly what the Bomb Girls are best at. Gladys, back from singing for the… Continue reading Book Review – ‘Christmas With the Bomb Girls’ by Daisy Styles

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Book Review – ‘The Word Is Murder’ by Anthony Horowitz

THE BOOK A wealthy woman strangled six hours after she’s arranged her own funeral.  A very private detective uncovering secrets but hiding his own. A reluctant author drawn into a story he can’t control. What do they have in common? Unexpected death, an unsolved mystery and a trail of bloody clues lie at the heart… Continue reading Book Review – ‘The Word Is Murder’ by Anthony Horowitz

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Book Review – ‘My Absolute Darling’ by Gabriel Tallent

THE BOOK At 14, Turtle Alveston knows the use of every gun on her wall.  She knows that chaos is coming and only the strong will survive it. She knows that her daddy loves her more than anything else in this world, and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her with him. She doesn’t… Continue reading Book Review – ‘My Absolute Darling’ by Gabriel Tallent

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Book Review – ‘Uncommon Type’ by Tom Hanks

THE BOOK Tom Hanks’ first work of fiction is a collection of stories that dissects, with great affection, humour, and insight, the human condition and all its foibles. The stories are linked by one thing: in each of them, a typewriter plays a part, sometimes minor, sometimes central. Alternatingly whimsical, moving and occasionally melancholy, ‘Uncommon… Continue reading Book Review – ‘Uncommon Type’ by Tom Hanks

Clearing The Shelves · Posts 2017 · Reviews · Reviews 2017

Clearing The Shelves – ‘The Chalk Pit’ by Elly Griffiths

Every month I try to read a book I’ve had sat on the shelves for over six months in an attempt to clear my back log and to give some older books a little attention. My pick for October is ‘The Chalk Pit’ by Elly Griffiths. THE BOOK Boiled human bones have been found in… Continue reading Clearing The Shelves – ‘The Chalk Pit’ by Elly Griffiths

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Book Review – ‘Resort To Murder’ by TP Fielden

THE BOOK With its pale, aquamarine waters and golden sands, the shoreline at Temple Regis was a sight to behold. But when an unidentifiable body is found there one morning, the most beautiful beach in Devon is turned into a crime scene. For Miss Dimont – ferocious defender of free speech, champion of the truth… Continue reading Book Review – ‘Resort To Murder’ by TP Fielden