S Riaz

"S Riaz"
Hall of Fame Reviewer - 2012 2013 2014
Ego amare legere
Top Reviewer Ranking: 9
Helpful votes received on reviews: 96% (9,327 of 9,764)
Location: England
In My Own Words:
I have always loved reading since I was a small child and enjoy discussing books. I am a member of an online book club which met on the Amazon forums and has been running since 2010. If you are interested in joining, please email: discussitbookgroup@hotmail.co.uk Please only email if you are interested in joining the group - I am sorry, but I cannot accept book review requests.



Top Reviewer Ranking: 9 - Total Helpful Votes: 9327 of 9764
Sudden Death by Phill Kurthausen
Sudden Death by Phill Kurthausen
5.0 out of 5 stars Sudden Death, 16 Sep 2014
I really enjoyed the first Erasmus Jones novel, “Silent Pool,” so I was delighted that there was a second book featuring the damaged lead character. Erasmus is still in Liverpool, running a law firm with his partner Pete. Work is slow and so, although Erasmus does not share Pete’s love of football, he agrees to look into why Everton’s star striker, Wayne Jennings, is suddenly not on form. The future of the club rests on his talent and the money he can make them, so apart from the taunting from the terraces, those who run the club are worried.

At the same time, Erasmus Jones’s old girlfriend, Karen, turns up. Fourteen years ago she broke his heart and now she needs his help… Read more
The Girl From Nowhere (An Alex Novalis Novel) by Christopher Finch
4.0 out of 5 stars The Girl From Nowhere, 16 Sep 2014
I enjoyed the first Alex Novalis novel, “Good Girl, Bad Girl,” so was eager to read the second in the series. Alex Novalis is a PI in late 1960’s New York, specialising in art fraud. When we meet up with him again, it is 1969 and he is approached on the street by a young woman who asks him to kiss her, before confessing she is being followed by a man who she believes is trying to kill her. Is she petrified or simply crazy? Hiding out in a local deli, Alex soon finds that she is not simply paranoid, when a man does come in and attack her.

Before long, Alex discovers that the woman is called Sandy Smollett, but nothing else about her is as simple to discover. She looks like an… Read more
The Murder at Sissingham Hall (An Angela Marchmont&hellip by Clara Benson
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
When we meet the narrator of this book, Charles Knox, he is returning to England from South Africa after several years abroad. Charles is an idealistic young man who, after having his offer of marriage rejected by the beautiful Rosamund, and realising she did not want him after his father lost most of their money, decides to make his fortune elsewhere. Indeed, he succeeds in establishing a successful gold mine and returns with his finances much improved. Met by his oldest friend, Bobs, and his now grown up sister Sylvie, Charles sets about rediscovering his old life. Before long, Charles is invited to Sissingham Hall, where Rosamund lives with her husband, Sir Neville Strickland… Read more