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Carol Westron
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Review: Child's Play by Nancy Swing
I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to review Nancy Swing's debut novel and thoroughly enjoyed it, but her second novel, Child's Play, is even better. It's an incredibly powerful story of despair and redemption, and an unlikely friendship tha...
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Research Pick-and-Mix. Discover what you didn't know that you wanted to know.
Research
is often very firmly targeted towards obtaining the information that
you know you are going to need. If you’re a crime writer it may be
looking up on line the outward signs of a particular sort of violent
death or asking questions of your local pol...
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Review: Masking Evil by Carol Anne Davis
I first met Carol Anne Davis many years ago at The Crime & Mystery Conference, St Hilda's, Oxford, and I have always been impressed by her vast knowledge of real-life crime and even more impressed by her powerful crime fiction.  This non-fiction study of vi...
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Review: Retalio by Alison Morton
I
have had the good fortune to review all three of Alison Morton's
books featuring Aurelia Mitela and Retalio is a magnificent
conclusion to a superb trilogy. Retalio
is the latest in Alison Morton’s alternative history novels, based
on the premise that the...
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Review: Elementary Murder by A.J. Wright
I enjoy historical fiction and have a special interest in crime novels set in Victorian times. This book is excellent. It feels authentic and it's centred around ordinary, working class people. Not an easy read but a compelling one. Elementary Murder is set...
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Review: Insurrectio by Alison Morton
This is my review of the second book in Alison Morton's stunning trilogy. The premise behind these books is one of alternative history where the Roman Empire survived as an influential colony. Unlike the surrounding countries, Roma Nova has never fallen und...
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Death Unscripted by M.K. Graff - Review
One of the great things about being a reviewer is the brilliant books you get to read. Another even better thing is the lovely people you get to meet, either on-line or in person. I've enjoyed chatting to Marni Graff for some time and I enjoy all of her boo...
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Aurelia by Alison Morton: Review
  There are many books that I admire but not many that I think 'that's an absolutely incredible piece of writing!'. Alison Morton is an author whose knowledge of history, politics and military tactics I stand in awe of, and, more important, her skilled use ...
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G.K.Chesterton
Gilbert Keith
Chesterton was born in 1874 in Kensington, London. He was educated at
St Paul's School, and then attended the Slade School of Art and
studied literature at University College, London. However he did not
complete a degree in either subject. Che...
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Review: Maigret and the Burglar's Wife by Georges Simenon
Note:
Because this review is taken from an English translation I have used
the British rank of Chief Inspector rather than Commissaire. 'Ernestine
Micou, alias 'Lofty' (now Jussiaume), who, when you arrested her
seventeen years ago in the Rue de la Lune, st...
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