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Oh how I love getting parcels through the post from my favourite online bookseller: Indigo/Chapters. The three books I ordered have arrived, and I now have a great slate of titles to read and review, in March. The new arrivals are all installments of various serials. The Liar is the one Steve Cavanagh I haven’t …

DETAILS Title: THE INCENDIUM PLOT Author: A.D. Swanston Publisher: Corgi ISBN: 9780552172387 Genre: Historical Fiction BACK COVER BLURB Summer, 1572 and England is vulnerable. Fear of plague and insurrection taint the air, and heresy, fanaticism and religious unrest seethe beneath the surface of society. Rumour and mistrust lead to imprisonment, torture and sometimes murder. To …

I hope you will join me over on the Wrywriter website to read some of my short and serialised free fiction. And find out about another side of me that maybe you don’t know about: I write. Yes, fiction, and, did I mention, it’s free to read. What’s more, if you love to read science …

To cheer me up this weekend, and seeing how I was feeling a tad better, my Other Half took me out to the mall. To yes, you guessed, our local bookshop. Where I happily indulged in reading the first chapters of several books before deciding on buying three. Oh, and because of their loyalty programme …

“She consumed books like a whale eats krill.” — Flavia de Luce It happens once a year, usually around this time … I have the lurgy … or, as it is better known, strep throat. My head feels like it’s going to roll away under the hedge outside, and I cannot swallow even my own spit! So …

DETAILS Title: The Grave’s A Fine And Private Place Author: Alan Bradley Publisher: Anchor Canada ISBN: 9780385678469 Genre: Mystery | Suspense BACK COVER BLURB In the wake of an unthinkable family tragedy, twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce is struggling to fill her empty days. For a needed escape, Dogger, the loyal family servant, suggests a boating …

That devilish Norrie, who hides under her blankie, a lot, has nominated me to be grilled, so be warned, you could be so bored you fall asleep mid-sentence … #1 Do you believe in ghosts? I know what you’re thinking, no one in their right mind who studied science at Uni could possibly believe in …

DETAILS Title: BLACKLIGHT BLUE Author: Peter May Publisher: Quercus Books ISBN: 9781681443591 Genre: Mystery | Suspense BACKCOVER BLURB Former forensics expert and current Toulouse professor Enzo Macleod is forced to take a break from his personal and professional pursuits when he is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Worse, though, it seems he has become the …

Only me and mine could take a day off work to meet up with friends at the 60th Anniversary of Pee Wee Hockey Tournament on the day a blizzard (and almost white-out conditions) hit Québec City. Looking out the window after breakfast we decided to call a taxi and were chauffeured to the newly built …

What? No post today? Where the hell is that woman, I came here expecting a droll, witty post, a review, or a rant about middle-aged white dudes who can’t write female characters worth diddly-squat, not a blank page … Eh, okay, so I’m not out to lunch today… but I am at the hockey. The …