Monthly Archives: March 2017

“Duplicity” by Jane Haseldine

You have to have your wits about you when you read this novel.  Contrary to what the rather gothic-toned cover would have you believe – this is a modern, action-packed thriller where the ‘good guys’ and the ‘bad guys’ are … Continue reading

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Cover Love: part 21 – Frames

The covers of novels entice the reader to enter a different world. Covers are, after all, the way the publisher ‘hooks’ the reader into choosing one book over countless others. In this, my twenty-first installment of ‘Cover Love‘, I’d like to show you books that … Continue reading

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“Secrets we keep” by Faith Hogan

Kate Hunt, a successful London lawyer, takes a much needed break from the ‘rat race’. She escapes in late December by visiting her great aunt Iris who owns a guest house in the charming village of Ballytokeep.  Even the name is … Continue reading

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“The Old Jest” by Jennifer Johnston

“Death is an old jest but it comes new to everyone.” ~ Ivan Turgenev A few years ago I read an astounding novel by Jennifer Johnston called “Shadows on our skin“, so I thought I HAD to add a novel … Continue reading

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Series to Savour 6 – Susan Hill’s Simon Serrailler mysteries

Several years ago, I read a mystery called “The various haunts of men“. It remains as one of my favorite mysteries to this day.  It is only fitting then, that I feature Susan Hill in my ‘Series to Savour‘ blog … Continue reading

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Book post today! YIPEE! Fredrik Backman!

I’ve made it abundantly clear over the last few years that I’m a HUGE FAN of the marvelous Fredrik Backman. His novels have evoked much laughter and more than a tear or two. So today I was delighted to find … Continue reading

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Same book – Different title (a bookworm’s gripe)

I take umbrage when publishers, in their infinite wisdom, decide to rename a book which already has a perfectly acceptable title.  This has occurred with four of the most recent additions to my TBR. Bookworms everywhere must have encountered this … Continue reading

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“The stolen child” by Lisa Carey

“Steeped in Irish history and lore, The Stolen Child is a mesmerizing descent into old world beliefs, and a captivating exploration of desire, myth, motherhood, and love in all its forms.” We’ve been told that the Irish are a superstitious … Continue reading

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New on my radar: “Seas of snow” by Kerensa Jennings #TBR

I received an email today telling me of a new, debut psychological thriller.  It sounded SO brilliant, that I thought I’d spread the word and share the latest addition to my TBR! from Unbound.co.uk: A psychological thriller that explores whether evil … Continue reading

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“Controlled explosions” by Claire McGowan (a novella)

A prequel novella, “Controlled explosions” introduces readers to Claire McGowan’s Paula Maguire series. When I read that Ken Bruen proclaimed her to be ‘Ireland’s answer to Ruth Rendell, I knew I had to check this series out. Paula Maguire, the series … Continue reading

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