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He's a Pinball Wizard*

Do you play video and arcade games? A lot of people do. And arcade (and now video) games have been around for a long time, too – ever since the 1930s. 991 more words


Review - Cross and Burn by Val McDermid.

Fair warning: this is book 8 of a series, and even though you can technically read it as a standalone, I would highly recommend reading the previous novels in order to truly understand the relationships of the characters. 278 more words


Retribution - Val McDermid

‘There is one serial killer who has shaped and defined police profiler Tony Hill’s life. One serial killer whose evil surpasses all others. One serial killer who has the power to chill him to the bone: Jacko Vance. 160 more words

Reading - Reviewing Of Reads

Let me take a #shelfie - Northanger Abbey

Book reviews from the library


What’s this? Northanger Abbey, the Fringe Festival, and Facebook? Yes, you heard (read) right. As part of the Austen Project, Val McDermid has written a modernisation of Jane Austen’s classic. 292 more words


The Grave Tattoo

I am reviewing the novel The Grave Tattoo by Val Mcdermid which is a very good novel that I bought from a car boot sale. This book is around 550 pages so is a substantial length and was published in 2007. 296 more words


What Do I Feel Like Reading?

This morning I finished a delightful book by Garth Nix called ‘Clariel’, a prequel to the Abhorson series that I read quite a few years back.   635 more words

General Things

Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid

Northanger Abbey, as re-told by Val MacDermid, is part of the Austen project, in which modern authors have been challenged to decamp their favourite Jane Austen stories to a modern setting. 563 more words