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Best crime novels 2014 (part two)

9. A Dark and Twisted Tide – Sharon Bolton

This is the latest ‘Lacey Flint’ novel, by the talented Sharon Bolton. This is crime writing at its best, with a fascinating lead in the mysterious Lacey Flint. 220 more words

The Last Temptation

I am reviewing the serial killer thriller novel The Last Temptation by Val McDermid which was an excellent novel that I bought from a car boot sale. 235 more words


The Torment Of Others

I am reviewing the serial killer novel The Torment Of Others by Val McDermid which is a very good book that I bought from a car boot sale. 289 more words


And What Could Ever Lead You Back Here Where We Need You*

Lots of people feel a sort of bond with their school, whether it’s secondary school or university. And that’s logical too, since so many important life experiences happen during those years. 1,240 more words


Well, I've Been Afraid of Changing*

In a recent post, I mentioned that getting safely into and through middle age can be a challenge. The traditional name for that time of change is the ‘mid-life crisis.’ Of course, the mid-life crisis doesn’t drive everyone to desperation. 1,183 more words

Agatha Christie

Pottering Gently - now November is behind me.

I.O.U – and me – 373 words since I missed one day in November so yer ‘tis.

Rather fun, checking on who’s published what this morning.  351 more words

Mostly Humourous Reactions To My Life

A Place Of Execution

I am reviewing the procedural thriller A Place Of Execution by Val Mcdermid which is an excellent novel that I bought from a car boot sale. 327 more words