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The Swimmer by Roma Tearne
The Swimmer by Roma Tearne
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The Swimmer deals with a lonely poet living in Suffolk who falls for a visitor to her river. Unfortunately the peace of the countryside has been shattered by a series of grizzly animal killings. Suspicion falls on immigrants, fuelling the fire of the Far Right.

Ria is a forty-something virtual recluse living in her aunt and uncle's house in the countryside in Suffolk. Divorced and estranged from her brother, Ria lives a lonely, but peaceful life as she tries to finish her latest anthology. She has suffered a lot, with the premature death of her beloved father, unable to properly grieve as her family preferred to keep their stiff upper lip. Unsurprisingly, there is a lot of… Read more
The Resurrectionist by James Bradley
The Resurrectionist by James Bradley
2.0 out of 5 stars Fall of Man, 21 Sep 2011
The dark world of the early days of anatomy and those who supplied them with the bodies. Gabriel Swift starts the book as an apprentice, preparing bodies for anatomy lectures, but becomes involved with the men that supply the bodies, which pushes him down the road to social and moral ruin.

His name is well chosen, the angelic Gabriel and Swift for how fast it all goes wrong. Gabriel is an innocent, orphaned and all alone in the big city, he doesn't have anyone to pull him back from the brink. The body snatchers - Lucan, Caley and Walker- are well-drawn, providing menace and showing the underbelly of London.

The historical detail is very interesting, from the… Read more
The Coroner's Lunch (Dr Siri Paiboun Mystery 1) by Colin Cotterill
Dr. Siri is Laos' only coroner, not through choice, but being the only doctor around, his "promotion" was unchallenged. To say he has reluctantly taken up the position would be an understatement, at the grand age of 70-odd and after years of patching up communists soldiers in the jungle, he had thought he could retire.

Most of the autopsies present no great mystery, and with the aid of his assistant Mr. Geung, with Down's Syndrome, a generously built nurse, Dtui, and some crusty textbooks, Siri manages to muddle through. That is, until two strange cases arrive in quick succession.

The wife of a party official dies suddenly at a meal, and it soon becomes clear that,… Read more

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