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Book Review – ‘Hercule Poirot’s Christmas’ by Agatha Christie

THE BOOK It is Christmas Eve. The Lee family reunion is shattered by a deafening crash of furniture, followed by a high-pitched wailing scream. Upstairs, the tyrannical Simeon Lee lies dead in a pool of blood, his throat slashed. But when Hercule Poirot, who is staying in the village with a friend for Christmas, offers… Continue reading Book Review – ‘Hercule Poirot’s Christmas’ by Agatha Christie

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Book Review – ‘Three Things About Elsie’ by Joanna Cannon

THE BOOK “There are three things you should know about Elsie. The first thing is that she’s my best friend. The second is that she always knows what to say to make me feel better. And the third thing… might take a little bit more explaining.” 84-year-old Florence has fallen in her flat at Cherry… Continue reading Book Review – ‘Three Things About Elsie’ by Joanna Cannon

Clearing The Shelves · Posts 2017 · Reviews · Reviews 2017

Clearing The Shelves – ‘The Book of Lost and Found’ by Lucy Foley

Every month I aim to read a book that I’ve had for over six months in an attempt to clear my back log and to give some older books a little attention. My December pick was ‘The Book of Lost and Found’ by Lucy Foley.   LONDON, 1986: Bequeathed an old portrait by her grandmother,… Continue reading Clearing The Shelves – ‘The Book of Lost and Found’ by Lucy Foley

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Book Review – ‘The Wicked Cometh’ by Laura Carlin

THE BOOK The year is 1831. Down the murky alleyways of London, acts of unspeakable wickedness are taking place and no one is willing to speak out on behalf of the city’s vulnerable poor as they disappear from the streets. Out of these shadows comes Hester White, a bright young woman who is desperate to… Continue reading Book Review – ‘The Wicked Cometh’ by Laura Carlin

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Book Review – ‘Snowblind’ by Ragnar Jonasson

I read this as a part of Zuky’sΒ Book Bum Book Club – the theme for December is ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ and ‘Snowblind’ fitted that theme perfectly! THE BOOK Siglufjorour: an idyllically quiet fishing village in Northern Iceland, where no one locks their doors – accessible only via a small mountain tunnel. Ari Thor Arason:… Continue reading Book Review – ‘Snowblind’ by Ragnar Jonasson

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Book Review – ‘Anatomy of a Scandal’ by Sarah Vaughan

  THE BOOK β€˜Anatomy of a Scandal’ centres on a high-profile marriage that begins to unravel when the husband is accused of a terrible crime. Sophie is sure her husband, James, is innocent and desperately hopes to protect her precious family from the lies which might ruin them. Kate is the barrister who will prosecute… Continue reading Book Review – ‘Anatomy of a Scandal’ by Sarah Vaughan

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Book Review – ‘Strange Sight’ by Syd Moore

THE BOOK The La Fleur restaurant has a slew of unusual phenomena. Bonnet-clad apparitions pass through walls, blood leaks from ceilings and rats besiege the dining room. Experts from the Great Essex Witch Museum are called in to quell these strange sights. But before Rosie Strange and Sam Stone can do their thing events turn… Continue reading Book Review – ‘Strange Sight’ by Syd Moore