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Self Titled Tenor
Self Titled Tenor
Price: £21.16

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!, 23 Sept. 2013
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This review is from: Self Titled Tenor (Audio CD)
Thoroughly enjoying listening to this . Great selection of songs and Dan's voice and interpretation are fab. Been a fan since I saw him in a wonderful production of 'Chess'- go on, buy it and hear his talent for yourself!


The Ghost Riders of Ordebec: A Commissaire Adamsberg novel
The Ghost Riders of Ordebec: A Commissaire Adamsberg novel
by Fred Vargas
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £12.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vargas triumphs again., 20 Aug. 2013
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I have now read all of the Commisaire Adamsberg books by Fred Vargas and am a huge fan of this charismatic and philosophical police chief, whose unconventional methods unsettle his superiors, but bring successful results. He works with the encyclopaedic and methodical Danglard, whose logical approach is a perfect foil for Adamsberg's off the wall style of policing. In this latest book, Adamsberg heads into rural Normandy to investigate the disappearance of a very unpleasant neighbour of a timid country woman who seeks him out in Paris. This disappearance is linked to sightings of the legendary ghost riders of Ordebec in the nearby forest; this army of the dead allegedly appears to carry off wicked wrongdoers, and is much feared and believed in by locals. Adamsberg solves this intriguing case, meeting some unusual characters along the way; as always there is a supernatural and otherworldly feel to the story, and Vargas is skilful at creating a disturbing atmosphere and rather surreal settings. An excellent read and a first class translation from the French.


The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike)
The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike)
by Robert Galbraith
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars From Potter to Private Eye, 20 Aug. 2013
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JK Rowling has made a successful transition from children's fiction writer to crime novelist in this, her debut detective story. A troubled supermodel falls to her death from the window of her London flat and her stepbrother calls in a private eye some months later to investigate, believing there to be suspicious circumstances surrounding the 'fall.' Rowling's creation, Cormoran Strike, is a down on his luck disabled ex-serviceman, whose private life is a mess and who is sleeping in his office due to lack of funds. He takes on the case and it leads him across London into the rather sordid world of the rich and famous, who have many dirty secrets to hide. He is assisted by his resourceful temporary secretary Robin, who is fascinated by the world of sleuthing.
The book is fast-paced and written in an assured style; it is great to see this famous author branching out successfully into another genre and I hope that Cormoran Strike, an endearing and very unconventional detective, makes many more appearances in print.


Standing in Another Man's Grave: A John Rebus Novel (Inspector Rebus Book 18)
Standing in Another Man's Grave: A John Rebus Novel (Inspector Rebus Book 18)
Price: £4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Rebus returns on top form, 10 July 2013
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Rebus returns in his new role working with the Cold Case Squad, which is in danger of being disbanded.. His application to rejoin the police force meets with mixed reactions from those in charge, and he maintains his usual healthy lack of respect for authority and procedure. When he meets a mother desperate to find her long-vanished daughter, he pursues a theory that a string of similar disappearances along the route of the A9 over many years may be connected. His fortnightly drinks with former crime boss, Big Ger Cafferty, whom Rebus fans will recognise as his adversary in earlier books, arouse the suspicions of Malcolm Fox from 'The Complaints', and regular readers will welcome the involvement of former colleague Siobhan Clarke in his investigations. The tale takes Rebus out of his comfort zone of Edinburgh and up the length of the A9, into remote corners of Scotland and of his private life. The story is fast-paced and written with Rankin's usual succinct flair for characterisation and sense of place. Rebus is a true maverick; canny, instinctive, tenacious and doggedly pursuing a case to the bitter end, so that justice prevails, regardless of the consequences for his career or safety. It is a pleasure to renew his acquaintance. Not to be missed.


Punishment (Johanne Vik Book 1)
Punishment (Johanne Vik Book 1)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping!, 8 Nov. 2012
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I'm on a Scandinavian crime fiction reading spree at the moment and had read favourable reviews of Anne Holt's work. The book is atmospheric, gripping and builds up to a an effective and surprising crescendo. The narrative moves smoothly between chilling narration by the child- abductor and killer and a connected sub-plot which has a clever and moving connection with the solution of the mystery. I found myself immediately drawn in and was reluctant to finish this story and surprised and shocked by the climax. The writing style is minimalist and the central character with her fragile child and unusual relationships is well-drawn and convincing. I went out and bought her latest offering '1222' on the strength of this book and will definitely be reading more of her work.


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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Occult Sciences, 30 April 2012
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This arrived very promptly and was exceptionally well-packaged. I needed this for some research and was very impressed with how quickly this was despatched.


Amazon.co.uk Print Gift Card (generic design)
Amazon.co.uk Print Gift Card (generic design)
Price: £1,000.00

5.0 out of 5 stars An easy way to please everyone!, 7 Feb. 2011
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I have recently bought Amazon Gift vouchers for a niece and a nephew and my grown-up kids have received them as presents. I got one from my husband to use for Kindle books and was delighted! Easy to buy, simple to print and fold if you actually want to send something physical in the post; if not, you can e mail them and a gift is sorted instantly! Instructions are easy to follow; my one small complaint is that I'd like to have the choice of more designs for the all purpose Gift Card.

Great idea, because there is a huge range of products you can buy on Amazon, and the recipient is certain to find something they both like and want!


Best Ghost Stories of Algernon Blackwood (Dover Mystery, Detective, & Other Fiction)
Best Ghost Stories of Algernon Blackwood (Dover Mystery, Detective, & Other Fiction)
by Algernon Blackwood
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Prepare to be scared by a master..., 10 Dec. 2010
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Ordered this because, for years, I had been teaching Blackwood's story "The Kit-Bag" as part of a Gothic module at Key Stage 3 at school and wanted to read more stories by the same author, who I knew very little about.

There is a good introduction about Blackwood himself and the edition includes the author's own 1938 introduction to his tales, which is excellent. He is a master of building up tension and suspense and the tales are worth reading for this alone. He is particularly interested in the power of Nature to come alive and take possession of people as a terrifying entity; read "The Willows" and "The Wendigo" to experience this for yourself. His skill lies in layers of small detail that slowly build up to create fear; don't expect lots of action, but do expect to feel your skin crawling and a sense of claustrophobia when reading these tales. You are relieved when a story ends, but you don't want to reach the end either!

This man was an unsung master of the ghost story genre-I recommend you to read these and more!


A YEOMAN OF KENT: AN ACCOUNT OF RICHARD HAYES (1725-1790) AND OF THE VILLAGE OF COBHAM IN WHICH HE LIVED AND FARMED.
A YEOMAN OF KENT: AN ACCOUNT OF RICHARD HAYES (1725-1790) AND OF THE VILLAGE OF COBHAM IN WHICH HE LIVED AND FARMED.
by Ralph Arnold
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars A Yeoman of Kent, 10 Dec. 2010
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My mother-in-law was delighted with this book; she is researching her family history and is related to the family who once owned Owletts. She also grew up in that area.
The book contains some good archive photographs and ours came with a surprise bonus; a 1950s local newspaper cutting with an account of a Centenary local cricket match, played in 1850s outfits! The dealer must have left this in!
Very much for a small niche market.


Gravesend (Archive Photographs: Then & Now)
Gravesend (Archive Photographs: Then & Now)
by Eve Streeter
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what my mother-in-law wanted..., 10 Dec. 2010
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Excellent condition and good photographs-it provided a real trip down memory lane for my mother-in-law, who grew up there and is researching her family history. Very much for a small niche market though!
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