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Month: August 2011

Crime Fiction

The Silent Girl

A severed hand discovered in Chinatown leads Rizzoli to a case from nearly twenty years ago. A restaurant shooting where the blame was placed with the chef who then committed suicide. But someone out there believes the chef was innocent…


The Canons

I while ago I mentioned how the cover of Life of Pi was putting me off reading it. A few days later a Canongate catalogue dropped through the door and lo and behold, what has been revamped? Life of Pi…


Twenty Questions

I saw this over on Leeswamme’s Blog and monkey see, monkey do… 1. Which book has been on your shelf the longest? Out by Natsuo Kirino. No particular reason, it just has never got read. I even had two copies…

General Fiction

At Sea

Lady Enid has been quietly accompanying her professor husband, Bernard, for years on cruises where he provides guest lectures. But when a passenger is convinced he knows Bernard from somewhere, Enid starts to wonder if it really is just a…

General Fiction

Salem Falls

Jack has just got out of prison for a crime he didn’t commit, statutory rape against a student at the posh private school he used to work at. He arrives in Salem Falls and takes a job at a diner…

Crime Fiction, Translation


A house in Athens is burned to the ground, three are dead and one women is left fighting for her life. The women, Sonia, was once a great actress and her ex-lovers, her alcoholic landlord and a policeman, are the…


Win a Myth!

To celebrate 300 followers (well at least the ones I can see), I’m giving away a book of your choosing from the Canongate Myths series. If you’re not familiar with these books, you can check them out here. Closing Date:…