#bookreview: The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz

About The House of Silk Format: Paperback Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Published: January 2011 Pages: 294 Pages Series: Sherlock Holmes #1 The Blurb THE GAME’S AFOOT . . . It is November 1890 and London is gripped by a merciless winter. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are enjoying tea by the fire when an agitated gentleman arrives unannounced atContinue reading “#bookreview: The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz”

Book Review: The Joyce Girl by Annabel Abbs

Format: Paperback Publisher: Impress Books Published:  16th June 2016 Pages: 350 Pages The Blurb 1928 Avant-garde Paris is buzzing with the latest ideas in art, music, literature and dance. Lucia, the talented and ambitious daughter of James Joyce, is making her name as a dancer, training with some of the world s most gifted performers. WhenContinue reading “Book Review: The Joyce Girl by Annabel Abbs”

Book Review: The Arrival of Missives by Aliya Whiteley

Format: Paperback Published: 9th May 2016 Publisher: Unsung Stories Pages: 120 Pages The Blurb The Arrival of Missives is a genre-defying story of fate, free-will and the choices we make in life. In the aftermath of the Great War, Shirley Fearn dreams of challenging the conventions of rural England, where life is as predictable asContinue reading “Book Review: The Arrival of Missives by Aliya Whiteley”

Book Review: All Their Minds in Tandem by David Sanger

Format: Hardback Published: 7th April 2016 Puablisher: Quercus Books. Pages: 464 Pages The Blurb Twin Peaks in the 1800s – an enigmatic stranger unearths a small town’s secrets. The setting is October 1879. The stage is New Georgetown, West Virginia. A mysterious figure by the name of ‘The Maker’ has entered this small community and,Continue reading “Book Review: All Their Minds in Tandem by David Sanger”

Electric Shadows of Shanghai by Clare Kane

Format: E-book (Kindle) Publisher: Watchword (digital imprint of Impress Books) Published: 18th December 2015 Pages: 218 Pages The Blurb It’s 1931 and British diplomat William Graves and his wife, Amelia, are flung headfirst into the enticing, neon-lit streets of Shanghai. As Will helps to maintain the fragile peace between China and Japan, Amelia, alone in a foreignContinue reading “Electric Shadows of Shanghai by Clare Kane”

The Hunter of the Dark by Donato Carissi

Format: E-book Publisher: Abacus (Little Brown Book Group) Published: 5th November 2015 Pages: 448 Pages The Blurb  A series of gruesome murders leaves the police force in Rome reeling, with no real clues or hard evidence to follow. Assigned to the case is Sandra Vega, a brilliant forensic analyst, struggling to come to terms withContinue reading “The Hunter of the Dark by Donato Carissi”