• My favourite novels of 2014

    Friday, December 12, 2014 Permalink

    Everyone’s doing it so naturally I decided I must as well. This list was to be my ten favourite novels of 2014 (given I don’t read non-fiction). However… I actually struggled. I came up with my first six easily. But the remaining four were far more difficult. And in the end I had to stop at eight because those that came after were too close to call.

  • Book review: Hades

    Thursday, December 11, 2014 Permalink

    I read Candice Fox’s second book, Eden,  before reading her well-received debut novel Hades.  Everyone I’ve met who’d read Hades RAVES about it. As I’ve mentioned before I’m loath to read Australian crime fiction / mysteries / thrillers so continued to avoid it until the opportunity to preview Eden  presented itself.

  • Book review: Pop Goes the Weasel

    Sunday, December 7, 2014 Permalink

    I reviewed MJ Arlidge’s debut novel earlier this year and enjoyed the macabre thriller so was excited to see his next DI Helen Grace instalment available for review.

    In Pop Goes the Weasel, Helen’s still reeling from the events of Eeny Meeny  – her sister’s appearance and the death of an esteemed colleague. On top of that she’s got a new boss – Detective Superintendent Ceri Harwood.

  • It’s Monday. What am I reading?

    Monday, December 1, 2014 Permalink

    Apparently it’s 1 December, which is kinda scary cos I’m pretty sure I’ve failed parlously re my 2014 New Year’s Resolutions. Well, I would have if I’d made any.

    But more importantly it’s a Monday (not to mention the birthday of a friend’s daughter, so Happy Birthday Jaz!) and time to share my weekly reading.