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Book Reviews: Candyfloss Coast and Hell on Wheels

Down in Bristol weekend before last I bought six books. I’ve now read two of the blighters – the ones that could fall into the fritterature category. Hell on Wheels is by a guy called Daniel Evan Weiss who I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Foursome

Jeremiah Healey 1993 344 pages Jeremiah Healey’s Boston-based PI, John Cuddy, is a solid and interesting character. He’s quite like Peter Corris’ “Cliff Hardy” – a military stint (a Military Policeman in Vietnam) followed by time in an insurance company … Continue reading

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Book Review: Deep Pockets by Linda Barnes

2004 292 pages The wife reckons I bought this because the heroine is a 6’1” redhead. Actually I bought it partly for nostalgia – in the mid-90s I read all the “Carlotta Carlyle” novels I could get my hands on. … Continue reading

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Fantastic Tales: Jodi Picoult and Lee Child

Attention Conservation Notice: I pay far too much attention to disposable pop-culture from Jodi Picoult and Lee Child, comparing their relative merits and speculating on why it is their books fly off the shelves. SPOILER ALERTS UP THE WAZOO. Who … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Act of Roger Murgatroyd

The Act of Roger Murgatroyd Gilbert Adair Faber and Faber (2006) I personally found this homage/parody/pastiche of the murder-in-the-isolated-countryhouse witty, droll and wry. In other hands it would have be leaden, heavy-handed. If you want to you can dip “below” … Continue reading

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Book Review: Full Marks for Engel

Attention Conservation Notice: I like hard-boiled and witty. Peter Corris and Donald Westlake provide. Peter Corris has been writing his Cliff Hardy novels for pretty much as long as I’ve been reading. Hardy is a tough-but-with-a-softish-heart, based in Sydney. The … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Mrs Towers defends fritterature

So, apparently I’ve become Mrs T for this purpose. Mildly ironic, since in the 3 months and 13 days (yep, I’m counting) we’ve been in Australia I’ve been getting low-level grief from Mr T’s real family for not changing my … Continue reading

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