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The Egyptian Affair
The Egyptian Affair
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good short story, 22 April 2014
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This is a short story about a young man who is wealthy but nouveau riche and his marriage into a family with old money – but less than he has. He feels some of them look down on him. He has the ideal relationship with his wife until something makes him suspicious. We follow him as he follows her and tries to find evidence that she’s cheating on him.

This is a well written story and it draws the reader in to the suspicions of the narrator. I enjoyed this story and its, for me, unexpected ending.


Motif for Murder (The Quilt Detective Book 2)
Motif for Murder (The Quilt Detective Book 2)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A delightful read, 22 April 2014
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Bronwen Jones, quilter and fibre artist, is organising an exhibition of traditional Welsh quilts. A girl from a local farm appears to be a hit and run victim and Bronwen discovers that another young girl disappeared a couple of years ago from the same farm where Bron finds half of a wedding quilt. She can't resist a mystery and that brings her into contact with some very dodgy characters and vulnerable girls. Her own love life seems to have stalled meanwhile.

The story reads very well and Brown is such an appealing character. She's feisty, nosy and seriously partial to chocolate cake. You've got to love her! The only reservations I have about her are that someone would be bold enough to march up to other people and involve herself in their lives the way she does. However, it might be a better world if we did! We’ve met Bronwen in a previous book but you can perfectly well read this as a stand-alone. This is a delightful read from a good writer and knowledgeable quilter.


FORGIVE NO MORE: (UK Edition) (James Blake Series Book 3)
FORGIVE NO MORE: (UK Edition) (James Blake Series Book 3)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Plenty of action and intrigue, 21 April 2014
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This is the final book in Seb Kirby's 'No More' trilogy and it's as internationally wide-ranging and exciting as the previous two. James and Julia Blake and their three week old baby are separated while James, in Italy and Germany and his brother Miles in South America, follow the Lando family's fortunes. This is a huge story arc touching on drugs, art, mythology and even the early history of the Nazis.

Seb Kirby manages to keep the excitement cranked up in so many locations and on so many levels. Because of the scope of this book, the only problem I had was remembering who was who though that could well be down to my age. If you love a good thriller with plenty of action and intrigue, this is the series for you.


The Time Hunters and the Sword of Ages (The Time Hunters Saga Book 4)
The Time Hunters and the Sword of Ages (The Time Hunters Saga Book 4)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You mustn't miss this!, 16 April 2014
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Our friends Becky, Joe, Uncle Percy and Will are on the hunt for another Eden Relic, the Sword of Ages. Natural their arch enemy Emerson Drake and his henchman Otto Krueger are looking for it too, for the power is confers. As always with Carl Ashmore’s books, there’s plenty of action and excitement but there’s always more under the surface. The children’s characters are so wonderfully real and I can hear their conversations in my head – they ring very true! We learn a great deal more about the past of some of the characters including Joe. There are hidden depths in this story and it’s a nail-biting read.

Fans of The Time Hunters are going to snap this up and they aren’t going to be disappointed. I read it in just a couple of days and it took me from laughter to being a little choked up. You mustn’t miss this!


Brainstorm
Brainstorm
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good read, 14 April 2014
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A clinical psychologist's life seems to be falling apart. His parents were killed in a car accident seven years ago, his secretary is cross with him and his daughter seems permanently disappointed in him. He is called out to talk down a woman who is threatening to jump from the George Washington Bridge.

This is a short story but is long enough to allow its characters to develop sufficiently to let the reader engage with them. I enjoyed it, especially the ending which came as a surprise to me.
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Enraptured: A Novelette About Lamias
Enraptured: A Novelette About Lamias
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A little gem, 30 Mar. 2014
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Even in the many circles of Hell there are staff shortages. The three lamias who run one of the offices have to interview somebody from another circle to take up a vacancy. Lack of reception staff means that a group of human souls can be deposited in the wrong place and somebody has to sort it out. This results in disciplinary action!

This short story is a taster for the author’s longer books, one of which I have already read. The story introduces the concepts of this hellish after-life and some of the characters are wonderfully drawn. If you’ve worked in an office you’ll recognise some of the absurdities. Richard Martinus has a quirky sense of humour which suits this kind of tale. Enraptured is a little gem which, if you enjoy it, will have you downloading the novels. Note to self – must read the sequel!


A Darker Shade of Black (Ancient magic meets the Internet Book 3)
A Darker Shade of Black (Ancient magic meets the Internet Book 3)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A triumphant trilogy, 26 Mar. 2014
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This is the third part of Ken Magee's Black Trilogy and if you haven't read any of them you're missing a real treat. Thousand-year-old magic comes into contact with the internet - for many of us, a modern form of magic. Evil Wizards are trying to get their hands on some magic spell scrolls and Tung and Madrick, old friends from the first two books, are trying to prevent this. However, due to the wayward effects of the Spell Spell, they have become separated. There’s a mad journey in a little car to Ireland while another group take the journey in the opposite direction. Will they ever find each other?

This is a smashing adventure story with huge amounts of added laughs. It has its solemn moments though, as Tung exacts vengeance and kills 40 people in Dublin with a plague spell. Ken Magee weaves this story from start to finish leaving the reader happy and satisfied. I wonder if he'll be able to leave these characters alone, though? I'll certainly be delighted to read more about them - or indeed anything else this author writes.


Justice 4.1 (The Tsarina Sector)
Justice 4.1 (The Tsarina Sector)
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good story, 26 Mar. 2014
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Jim Webster has gathered quite a following for his Fantasy genre stories and I’m a fan of these books. This Science Fiction story is something of a departure for him. There’s a stranded journalist, a medical facility implanting gene-altered embryos into women, a drug which makes workers happy and pliant but shortens their lives. It includes smuggling, investigations and space-ship battles. It has some exciting episodes and a major baddie gets his comeuppance.

I found these characters rather difficult to engage with, though. They seemed to me to merge into one another and I often had to remind myself which person was which. The whole story was shot through with Jim Webster’s dry humour, however, which leavened the political stuff (I scarcely ever become excited about political stuff!). It’s a good story with plenty of possibilities and minor characters. A Tsarina Sector series has plenty to go at.


Snort and Wobbles
Snort and Wobbles
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely book to read aloud, 23 Mar. 2014
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Wobbles is a little girl whose name is really Lisa and from the fact that her older brother gave her the name, you can see what sort of relationship they have. She loves dragons: clothes with dragons on, dragon books, everything dragon. They have recently moved house and Lisa gets her heart’s desire – she meets a real dragon who introduces himself as Snort. There’s more in their new area than dragons though, and this one helps her when her brother is captured – by goblins.

I road-tested this story on my nine-year-old granddaughter who absolutely couldn’t wait between instalments. She really loved the dynamic between the brother and sister and felt the creepiness of the next door neighbour. I understand there’s a sequel in preparation and I know one little girl (and by now, probably her six-year-old sister) who will want to hear this one too. A lovely book to read to children and very nicely illustrated too.


The Martian
The Martian
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very good story indeed, 21 Mar. 2014
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It took me a little while to get into this because initially it felt like physics homework. The concept was so good, though, that there was no chance that I wouldn’t read on. Once I stopped myself from trying to check the maths and relaxed into the book it was the most wonderful adventure story which made me think of Robinson Crusoe but with no Friday. I enjoyed the little triumphs as they arose; I sweated with him as one more thing went wrong and Mars looked like claiming him. Right to the end, the reader is on edge and rooting for Mark, the lone Martian.

If you love a really good adventure story, this is it. If you enjoy science fiction, this undoubtedly is, but its main strength, I felt, was the sheer determination of a man pitting himself against adverse conditions. The ingenuity, the courage, the dry humour, all drew me in and made me read on. A very good story indeed.


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