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The Signal Block and Other Tales
The Signal Block and Other Tales
by Frank Duffy
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.07

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Power and original, 21 Jun 2012
The Signal Block and Other Tales by Frank Duffy is a terrific breath of fresh air. He is not afraid to take chances with each of these dark and unforgettable stories. Powerful and original.


Loyal to the Core?: Orangeism and Britishness in Northern Ireland
Loyal to the Core?: Orangeism and Britishness in Northern Ireland
by James Mcauley
Edition: Paperback
Price: 18.94

2 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A disturbing book to those not familiar with the Orange Order., 22 Nov 2011
This is a disturbing book, but only to those unfamiliar with the sectarian gangsters known as the Orange Order.

I would totally agree with Professor Tonge that his findings are indeed disturbing. But as most nationalist will tell you, they are not surprised at the sectarian mind-set of this totally sectarian and murderous organisation. Isn't it time the Orange dis-Order was banned and their `leaders' jailed for whipping up sectarianism, just like the BNP's support of racism and Nazism? Where are all these so-called liberal-minder people when it comes to nationalists in the North of Ireland? Their silence and hypocrisy is deafening. Read this book and be puzzled as to how a sectarian organisation like this has been permitted and encouraged by the British Government to whip up sectarian hatred. No other country would allow it.


Public Eye - The Complete 1969 Series [DVD]
Public Eye - The Complete 1969 Series [DVD]
Dvd ~ Alfred Burke
Price: 13.05

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 17 Oct 2011
I had never heard of this show until I listen to crime writer, Sam Millar praising the hell out of it on the radio saying he based his Karl Kane PI on Frank Marker. The show is a delight. Gritty and realistic. Hard to believe it was made in the sixties! A true gem of sparse and to-the-point scenes. Terrific writing. The acting is outstanding, and frighteningly real. Makes modern-day shows look embarrassingly like cardboard and irrelevant. A classic.


UNHOLY ANGELS
UNHOLY ANGELS
Price: 2.49

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read, 11 Mar 2011
This review is from: UNHOLY ANGELS (Kindle Edition)
This is great story-telling from Fenech. Downloaded it after hearing someone say best-selling crime writer Sam Millar gave it great praise. A very fast read which will keep you up all night.


BURN, BABY, BURN
BURN, BABY, BURN

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Class Noir, 11 Mar 2011
This review is from: BURN, BABY, BURN (Kindle Edition)
"Brilliant. Hard as nails noir. Barton should be on everyone's must-read list." Those aren't my words, but the words of bestselling crime noir writer, Sam Millar. He was right. This is a terrific read which never stops it bullet-like pace to the very last page. Let the burn burn you. Go for it!


Sinema: The Northumberland Massacre
Sinema: The Northumberland Massacre
Price: 1.79

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read, 11 Mar 2011
Downloaded this after best-selling crime writer Sam Millar highly recommended it. Very dark and very disturbing. Glenn has a way with words, making you glance over your shoulder, every now and again. Read it. It's terrific.


Thorn in My Side
Thorn in My Side
by Sheila Quigley
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 16.47

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read, 2 Mar 2011
This review is from: Thorn in My Side (Hardcover)
This is an excellent read. I have to admit this is my first Quigley book, and only bought it after hearing bestselling crime writer Sam Millar recommending it on the radio. Very gritty. Very well controlled and tight writing. It has whet my appetite for some more of her books.


Citizen Somerville
Citizen Somerville
Price: 6.41

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read, 18 Feb 2011
Bought this book after hearing bestselling crime writer, Sam Millar recommending it on BBC radio. He was right when he said it was a terrific read, and one that will become a classic over the years. Powerful. Highly recommended to all lovers of great crime stories.


Somebody Owes ME Money
Somebody Owes ME Money
by Donald E Westlake
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful Noir, 12 Aug 2010
One of the best noir stories to be published by Hard Case. So what's Somebody Owes Me Money about? Chet Conway a New York cab driver is annoyed when a well to do man gives him the tip to bet on a horse instead of cash. He decides even though he should have got cash the guy looked like he might know something and what purpose would he have to give him bad information so places a wager with his bookie in the hope of clearing some debt. To his surprise the long shot horse wins and he's done more than clear his debts, he's rich winning over $9000 (remember this was written back in 1969 so that's worth a lot more back then). Unfortunately when he goes to get the money he finds his bookie dead, whose wife finds him alerts the neighbours and he's staring down a hammer until the police arrive. To the police obviously he is a suspect but as Chet keeps coming back to the bookie's apartment in the hope of finding the wife or someone who he can collect his winnings from he becomes the main suspect in two rival mob gangs' eyes as well. Not only that but the bookie's beautiful sister has flown in from Vegas also after vengeance and also holds the belief he is the murderer. The only way Chet is going to make it out of this alive is to work out who really did kill his bookie.

This is a sensational novel which is actually more enjoyable with the references to an earlier time such as landline telephones, a reference to the 90's which is obviously the 1890's and so forth. Chet also refers to a character named Robert Mitchum a couple of times in the novel, not being alive when this was first published I have no idea who that is, but you can tell it's some TV/movie action star or something. This is a great book, grab a copy while it's is reasonably priced!
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The Road
The Road
by Cormac McCarthy
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.71

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars dark and depressing, 31 May 2010
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This review is from: The Road (Paperback)
On The Road is totally dark and very depressing. That said, it is one of the most gripping books I have ever read. Each page is a triumph of a master word-smith and poet. Yes, it is difficult at times, and the writing may not flow so easy, but this is a beautiful book despite its bleakness. Perhaps I just enjoy depressing writers?


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