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12 Gold Bars
12 Gold Bars
Price: £5.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quo at their best!, 19 May 2013
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This review is from: 12 Gold Bars (MP3 Download)
Oh how I miss the old vinyl that parted ways with me many years ago! But this brought back so many memories including why I always liked Quo


Due Diligence (Jenny Parker Book 1)
Due Diligence (Jenny Parker Book 1)
Price: £1.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! This is Good!, 18 May 2013
This is an absolutely brilliant story and is all the more amazing as a debut novel. I don't tend to find writers I like very easily - but I've added DJ Harrison to my favourites list. You'll really not be able to put this down. You are taken on a gripping ride that will have you enthralled, entertained and will demand your attention. One of these genuine occasions where you won't want to stop reading until the end. Fast paced, excitement mixed with moving emotions. A very decent read indeed. Right, I'm off to buy the next Jenny Parker novel - Proceeds of Crime!


Take Two (A psychological thriller)
Take Two (A psychological thriller)
Price: £1.79

5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Twists and Turns in Take Two, 9 Jan 2013
Can't say too much about the plot as I don't want to give it away! Stephen's inimitable twists and turns flow wonderfully well. I thought I'd just have a quick wee read at a couple of chapters, but couldn't put the thing down until I found out how it was going to end. It's a good decent quick read with a writing style that I find easy and familiar now. He's a prolific writer with realistic characters that play out in my head as if I'm a spectator at the movie. Excellent work Stephen, more of the same type please!


Evil for Evil (DI Marjory Fleming)
Evil for Evil (DI Marjory Fleming)
by Aline Templeton
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £14.82

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Detective Novel in Galloway, 30 Dec 2012
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I simply can't say enough about Aline Templeton's books. The Fleming detective series is absolutely fantastic, and this one certainly brought that feeling that you've actually been part of the story. Great characters, great descriptions - and if you live in Galloway - then you'll appreciate the vivid descriptions of the landscapes. I liked this book lots - the suspense, the intrigue and how it all made lots of sense in the end - the clues staring you in the face - but never guessed at - all the way until the end. Peppered throughout with the attention to detail that will have you waiting desperately for her to write another. The books in the Fleming series can be read as stand alone novels or as part of the series. Excellent read.


Inspector Zhang Mysteries - The Boxed Set
Inspector Zhang Mysteries - The Boxed Set

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pick of the Puzzles, 27 Dec 2012
I love short stories and as ever Stephen Leather delivers exactly what I like. The boxed set is excellent value for money, and is ideally suited to those who love to read but never find the time. They are a different genre to the others I've read by Stephen - but still come under mystery/puzzles and are an ideal introduction to the author's style. If you want a short break from reality - these will transport you there, so enjoy!


Inspector Zhang Goes To Harrogate (a short story)
Inspector Zhang Goes To Harrogate (a short story)
Price: £0.77

17 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A well spent hour, 26 Aug 2012
Love to read? Don't have time? Don't think you can get all the elements of good writing, suspense, humour in one short story? Think again, find an hour to read Stephen Leather's short story, and you'll be reading the whole series in time. Thoroughly enjoyed this one, 'Inspector Zhang goes to Harrogate', it's a cracking quick read!


The Double Tap (Mike Cramer Book 3)
The Double Tap (Mike Cramer Book 3)
Price: £4.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Read, 28 Mar 2012
Stephen Leather readily demonstrates just how good a writer he is with this work. It's a tension filled thriller, set at such a fast pace I simply couldn't put it down for fear the story would continue without me! When dealing with Northern Ireland politics and terrorism there's a danger the readers could become distracted or enraged by the slant a writer puts on this. Stephen has managed to write so cleverly that the twisting and turning suspense of the plot are what holds the readers attention.
You'll want to read more, and thankfully Stephen is prolific in producing great quality thrillers.


Sookin' Berries
Sookin' Berries
by Jess Smith
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.93

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for all ages, 28 Mar 2012
This review is from: Sookin' Berries (Paperback)
Jess Smith tells wonderful stories in person - but if you've not been lucky enough to see or hear her then this book is a fantastic way into her world. I loved it, and so did both of my kids, and they are really hard to please!


The Basement
The Basement
Price: £3.49

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly Clever & Seriously Sinister, 18 Feb 2012
This review is from: The Basement (Kindle Edition)
There's no getting away from it this book is short, and you'll be reading it at breakneck spead, totally captivated - just like one of the characters in The Basement. Get yourself comfortable and find a few hours to do nothing else but read. Couldn't put the thing down until I'd got to the very end. It's seedy, and will be very uncomfortable reading for some - but not any more so than Joan Collins or Jilly Cooper. You have been warned about the graphic content but once you start reading, you'll be compelled to finish. Typical Leather style, about a serial killer in New York, and a writer trying to ply is wares to the film trade famous. It's another killer thriller great read from Stephen Leather.


The Bestseller (A murder mystery with a killer twist)
The Bestseller (A murder mystery with a killer twist)
Price: £1.79

9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you want a quick thriller......, 13 Feb 2012
Another of Stephen Leather's fast paced thrillers. The Best Seller launches into action from the first chapter at many knots an hour, twisting and turning to maintain pace. It cleverly leads the reader to look in the wrong direction all the way through - but the clues have been there. The setting is a college creative writing course, which is all too realistic. A middle aged, but onetime successful author is in charge of a group of aspiring novelists. The teacher appears to think little of any of the work of the students, although his personal attention is given to one particular female student, it has little to do with her writing ability. One of the male students' stories appears to suggest he has murderous intent. A bite sized novel that will keep you guessing 'til the last. It's just enough for an evening read, and will keep the Stephen Leather fans satisfied. I love this style, that it's fast paced and that it's an easy read. More please.


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