Going Zero, Andrew McCarten
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by Karen
4d ago
REVIEW Going Zero, Andrew McCarten Reviewed By Karen Chisholm Thursday, June 13, 2024 Technology based thrillers like GOING ZERO can, sometimes, make this reader wary. Very wary, as the "tech" is often so far off course it endangers teeth and the book's ability to stay in one piece. Not so in GOING ZERO - the tech here might be a tad ropey in places, but the application was so believable, and the potential outcome so engaging, I was happy to let it roll along at, it has to be said, a clipping pace. Basically the idea is that there's a big, high-tech company, run by one of those wund ..read more
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The Woman on the Island, Ann Cleeves
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by Karen
4d ago
REVIEW The Woman on the Island, Ann Cleeves Reviewed By Karen Chisholm Thursday, June 13, 2024 A short story that is officially flagged as 9.5 in the Vera Stanhope series, this is another one of those serendipitous pickups from the BorrowBox catalogue when I was looking for a short story to fill in a bit of time. Set up as the precursor to THE RISING TIDE, it introduces the reader to Holy Island (the site of the subsequent novel which is also an episode of the TV series I believe), and gives the author a chance to flesh out Vera's backstory. After a spur of the moment deci ..read more
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The Tea Ladies, Amanda Hampson
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by Karen
5d ago
REVIEW The Tea Ladies, Amanda Hampson Reviewed By Karen Chisholm Friday, June 7, 2024 THE TEA LADIES by Amanda Hampson is one of those interesting sort of novels that tippy toes a line between its cosy(ish) setting and some considerably more ruthless plot lines with a deftness that made for a really enjoyable reading experience.  Set in Sydney in 1965 in the world of rag trade factories, tea ladies Hazel, Betty, Merl and Irene find themselves taking on the role of accidental sleuths partly because wrongs must be righted, partly because there's a young woman they believe might b ..read more
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Resurrection, Roger Simpson
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by Karen
1w ago
REVIEW Resurrection, Roger Simpson Reviewed By Karen Chisholm Wednesday, June 5, 2024 The second novel, spinning off from the excellent TV series, Halifax f.p., RESURRECTION is definitely an unusual crime fiction novel, which would work well as a starting point if you've not read the earlier book - TRANSGRESSION. Unusual for a number of reasons, the first being the viewpoint is that of a concussed, and struggling Jane Halifax. A formidable and supremely professional forensic psychiatrist, a near-fatal car crash left her in a coma, then, on wakening, unable to remember much of anythi ..read more
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Murder by Candlelight, Faith Martin
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by Karen
1w ago
REVIEW Murder by Candlelight, Faith Martin Reviewed By Karen Chisholm Wednesday, June 5, 2024 My fault this one. I've been enjoying a few crime fiction novels on the cosier end of the spectrum recently, but this one, alas, was too far into that world for my taste. Perfectly good novel for fans of that overtly English, slightly dotty, eccentric small village style of novel. Just not for me.   BOOK DETAILS BOOK INFORMATION Author Faith Martin ISBN 9780008590000 Year of Publication 2024 BLURB The Cotswolds, 1924. At the Old Forge in the quiet village of Maybury ..read more
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A Man's Head, Georges Simenon
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by Karen
3w ago
REVIEW A Man's Head, Georges Simenon Reviewed By Karen Chisholm Friday, May 24, 2024 Book 5 in the Maigret series, and part of a now stalled attempt to go right back through them all via audio books. Stalled not because of this particular entry, which was a much more interesting read than a couple of the earlier books. Stalled mostly because of the weight of the queues elsewhere. In this outing, Inspector Maigret is of the view that a condemned man is not guilty of the crime he's been convicted of. Over the course of a very short 10 days, he sets out to confirm that somebody else di ..read more
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Black Widow, Christopher Brookmyre
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by Karen
3w ago
REVIEW Black Widow, Christopher Brookmyre Reviewed By Karen Chisholm Friday, May 24, 2024 BLACK WIDOW is the 7th Jack Parlabane story, which I did read before WANT YOU GONE, but the review is going up out of order, just because (well actually I was working my way through a list from the bottom up so that's worked well....) Anyway, this book is the story of surgeon Diana Jager and husband Peter Elphinstone, her outing as the writer of a deeply unpopular blog about life in a sexist, bullying workplace, and his supposed death, six months after they married, when his car left a road and ..read more
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Want You Gone, Christopher Brookmyre
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by Karen
3w ago
REVIEW Want You Gone, Christopher Brookmyre Reviewed By Karen Chisholm Thursday, May 23, 2024 Well this is a disappointment. Not the book, but the fact that this another audio journey through a series that's gotten to the end. Jack Parlabane, book number 8, WANT YOU GONE. Here's hoping there are more on the way because I do so love this series (having read them all / now listened to them all). This one is the story of nineteen year old Sam Morpeth. Left to care for her younger sister, who has Down's Syndrome, after their mother was sent to prison, she's an anxious, lonely and worrie ..read more
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Crossing the Line, Nick McKenzie
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by Karen
3w ago
REVIEW Crossing the Line, Nick McKenzie Reviewed By Karen Chisholm Thursday, May 23, 2024 Well worth reading both books on this trial, I'd hung onto this one for a time because we were due to read it for our f2f bookclub. All of whom had not read the other book, all of whom were horrified and appalled by Roberts-Smith actions, and what was done in our name by him. There's "fog of war" and there's deliberate bullying, abuse, killing and utterly disgusting behaviour. Full Review at Bookwyrm Social. BOOK DETAILS BOOK INFORMATION Author Nick McKenzie ISBN 9780733650437 Yea ..read more
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The Dublin Trilogy (books 3 - 7), Caimh McDonnell
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by Karen
3w ago
REVIEW The Dublin Trilogy (books 3 - 7), Caimh McDonnell Reviewed By Karen Chisholm Wednesday, May 22, 2024 The Dublin Trilogy by Caimh McDonnell is now made up of 9 entries, two of which are novellas. Bear with me: In Order of Publication: A Man with One of Those Faces The Day That Never Comes Angels in the Moonlight Last Orders Bloody Christmas (novella) Dead Man's Sins Firewater Blues The Family Jewels Escape from Victory (novella) In chronological order according to the events in the books: Angels in the Moonlight Dead Man's Sins Firewater Blues The Family Jewels A Man With One ..read more
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