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The Cherry Blossom Murder (Josie Clark in Japan My&hellip by Fran Pickering
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
The mark of a successful author, is the ability to transport a reader to a different place, absorb our imagination into a realistic character, and envelope us until we are a real part of their unfolding story. Fran Pickering's The Cherry Blossom Murder does just this, introducing the (somewhat kaleidoscopic) settling of British expat and amatuer sleuth Josie Clark into the mysterious Japanese way of life. In addition to solving her fragmented love life, Josie sets herself the task of unravelling the seemingly random murder of a member of staff in her Takarazuka Revue fan club.

The Cherry Blossom Murder evoked such strong memories of the Japanese world we experienced whilst… Read more
Rangitaiki by Bob Lindsey
Rangitaiki by Bob Lindsey
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A deft weaving of New Zealand history, Rangitaiki follows the fortunes and failures of three generations of the Raditch family. A rich personal tapestry, set on the beautiful back drop of the Rangitikei River evoking many memories, and is an addictively poignant storytelling.

The story covers some really interesting periods in New Zealand history, and explores the emotions and situations that families living there must have experienced. The Raditch family are an incredible bunch of characters, from Stefen Raditch the founding member of the family, fresh from the battle fields of World War One, Victoria his wife a mischievous but always loving matriarch to their children and… Read more
They Were The Best of Gnomes, They Were The Worst &hellip by Robert P. Wills
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining Read, 26 Oct 2012
Charting the adventures and mis-adventures of two gnomes, I lighted on this e-book, and thinking it sounded delicious, appealing to my love of Terry Pratchett I devoured this in an afternoon or so. Really funny, slightly discombobulated (a few editing errors which make things a bit odd) I think Robert P. Willis is someone that I'm going to keep an eye out for.

Basically, two gnomes selling wands (one from a shoppe, one from a cart - often being moved on) join forces. "City ordinances are broken. Neighbors are annoyed. The Constable becomes involved. Even the Magician's Guild sends over some Enforcers to deal with them. Things are looking up for the Gnomes!"

Such great… Read more