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Tag: 4 stars

Crime Fiction


I’m always excited by the latest instalment in Karin Slaughter’s Georgia crime series and have been especially pleased that Sara and Will return in Fallen. When we first met Will, we knew that he’d been involved in investigating Faith’s mother’s…


The Breakers

First published in French as Les DΓ©ferlantes, Claudie Gallay’s The Breakers has been translated into English by Alison Anderson (who was also the translator of Breaking Away). The novel is set in a small coastal town on Cap de la…


Titus Groan

So, I have reached then end of book one of the Gormenghast trilogy and it has been overall an enjoyable experience. As I’ve previously mentioned, the prose is extremely descriptive and may not be to everyone’s tastes. Certainly, if you’re…


Ill Wind / Heat Stroke

I’ve treated my self to a weekend of guilty pleasure reads, first with the latest Karen Chance and then by starting a new urban fantasy series, Rachel Caine’s Weather Warden books. Joanne Baldwin (nice normal name for a change) is…


Hunt the Moon

Mythology, time travel and a dash of sexual tension, the Cassie Palmer series isn’t your average girl meets vampire story. In fact, in the first book, Cassie would seriously like to avoid meeting any vampires if she can help it!…

Crime Fiction

Dead Man’s Grip

Another instalment in the Roy Grace series and I wasn’t disappointed. It all starts with a horrific traffic accident, in which a young man loses his life. There are three drivers involved but only one flees the scene and it…

Classics, Translation

The Slaughteryard

I have learned something this morning. That’s good going for 10:30 on a Saturday morning and it’s all thanks to The Slaughteryard by Esteban Echeverria, or more accurately, The Friday Project’s book that includes this Argentinian classic. El Matadero is…