Martin Jones

Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (54 of 59)
Location: Surrey, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,205,461 - Total Helpful Votes: 54 of 59
Too Many Mothers by Roberta Taylor
Too Many Mothers by Roberta Taylor
4.0 out of 5 stars Not a celeb job, 14 July 2011
Too many celebrity memoirs read like expanded puff pieces from PR agencies, the hand of the ghost writer easilly recognisable. Not this book. Ms Taylor is more than an acomplished actor, she is an intelligent and errudite strong woman and her own story told very well indeed. The readers will relate to the tale and its cast and feel that they have been genuinely close to the writer. No fake sheen here. Real and moving.
The Daughter Of Time by Josephine Tey
The Daughter Of Time by Josephine Tey
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The very best, 30 April 2011
Having recently read a formulaic procedural cop-boiler on a long train journey, and yearned for a classic, I dusted out the old penguin and re-read the finest history book I ever read. gets the blood boiling, lips pursing and heart beating. Great miscarriage of justice yarn. This is how to write an action thriller with one of the lead characters centuries in the grave and the cop practically paraplegic.
Blotto, Twinks and the Ex-King's Daughter by Simon Brett
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable light romp, 30 April 2011
As a true fan of Simon Brett - to my mind the best serial killer in the business, old school, witty and socially satirical, I tried this book out of the regular way of the fethering (perfect), Charles Paris (of their time, definitive) and Mrs Pargetter (creme de la crime) series. Not close to the league of Brett's classic series, but better than a lot of rival novelists. pleasant, light,and probably best as an audio book on a motorway.