Monthly Archives: April 2007

The Tenderness of Wolves

The Tenderness of Wolves The winner of this year's Costa (formerly Whitbread) prize for first novel, and winner of the overall prize, is a suspenseful, atmospheric novel set in Canada. It is 1867, and the small settlement of Caulfield is … Continue reading

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Bad Luck and Trouble…

  Bad Luck and Trouble Reacher is back. If you have read his previous ten outings, you’ll think "great" and devour this latest. You will know exactly what to expect, and you won't be disappointed. If you haven’t read a … Continue reading

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Borderlines by Brian McGilloway

  Borderlands Small but perfectly formed, this little gem of a book is the debut of Brian McGilloway, an author I am sure is set for great success. The Borderlands are the area between Northern Ireland and Eire. As the … Continue reading

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Haggard Hawk by Marcus Barr

Haggard Hawk Nathan Hawk is a 50-something, recently retired policeman living in the kind of village where the locals live in upmarket thatched cottages and spend long hours eating lunch, dinner or just plain drinking in a series of picturesque … Continue reading

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The two minute rule

The Two Minute Rule This book is a great read. It's fast, tense, funny and poignant. Robert Crais is not just on top of his form, he's above his form in this one, which is a "standalone" book. (This means … Continue reading

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