The Review: Vanished by Tim Weaver

The Positives… I was taken by the first two Tim Weaver novels that I read several years ago but had not gotten round to reading any of his other work until I sat myself down for Vanished. Within a chapter I was hooked, not because of the literary style and beautiful prose but just because…

The Review – Knots and Crosses – Ian Rankin – 1987

What the book is about… Edinburgh has been shocked by the abduction and subsequent strangling of two young girls. Journalist Jim Stevens runs his own investigation, and has uncovered Michael Rebus’s drug dealing. He suspects that his brother John, a police officer, knows or even supports his brother’s illegal activities. Meanwhile John’s world is thrown…

The Review – The Big Over Easy – Jasper Fforde (2005)

Jasper Fforde is THE quintessential weird fiction writer. Using his vast imagination Fforde produced the ‘Thursday Next’ series and the ‘Nursery Crime Division’. Crammed with witty one liners, word play and quirky characters as you have never seen them before. From Humpty Dumpty’s untimely demise and the psychopathic gingerbread man to Jane Eyre’s kidnapping. The…

The Review – The Impossible Dead – By Ian Rankin (2011)

Ian Rankin (born 28th April 1960, Fife in Scotland), is the creator of the widely read ‘Rebus’ novels. His initial intention having graduated from Edinburgh University was to create mainstream novels with no intention to go into the crime fiction genre at all. When his first novels, Knots and Crosses and Hide and Seek hit…

The Review – Rivers of London – by Ben Aaronovitch (2011)

****** PLEASE NOTE: Every effort has been made to keep this review ‘spoiler free’. However please be aware that some information contained may give away parts of the book. If you don’t want to know about the book contents please stop reading! Ben Aaronovitch began his career as a script writer before transitioning to author…

The Review – Count To Ten – By Karen Rose (2007)

******* PLEASE NOTE. This review may contain spoilers. Every effort has been made to avoid ‘spoiling’ the ending of the novel however please be aware that spoilers may be included. ********* Karen Rose began her writing career with her first novel ‘Don’t Tell’ (2003). Since then she has produced an impressive array of novels including…