Daily Archives: July 22, 2010

Winterland, by Alan Glynn

    Winterland WINTERLAND is a brilliant book. A young man is shot in the beer garden of a Dublin pub. His mother Catherine is devastated but most of his family are privately unsurprised, as the victim is a known … Continue reading

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Afterlight, by Alex Scarrow

Afterlight Afterlight, by Alex Scarrow (Orion, May 2010) What would Britain be like 10 years after the oil has run out? This stark question is the basis of Afterlight, a crackingly absorbing thriller. The novel is ostensibly a sequel to … Continue reading

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Vodka Doesn’t Freeze, by Leah Giarratano

Vodka Doesn't Freeze (Detective Jill Jackson Mysteries) Vodka Doesn’t Freeze by Leah Giarratano (Bantam) A novel bought to me by the slow boat from Australia, sent on its way by the generous Bernadette Inoz (;-) ), whose blog Reactions to Reading is essential for … Continue reading

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