Mr. Clark Gillies

Helpful votes received on reviews: 73% (193 of 265)
Location: West Kilbride, Ayrshire Scotland


Top Reviewer Ranking: 245,452 - Total Helpful Votes: 193 of 265
One Morning In Sarajevo: 28 June 1914 by David James Smith
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really good book, 18 Jan 2013
The assasination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the start of WW1 is a subject that I have found myself interested in recently, and this book caught my eye.

They way it is written is almost like a non-fiction story being told, but every so often breaks away to explain the insides and outs of what happens, so you can be forgiven at times for thinking you are reading the latest crime novel, when in fact this is an account of all the true events.

The writer has done all their research and has actually corrected a lot of the mistakes that history has made on the actual events of the day, though given all the people involved are all long dead, a lot of the research is based… Read more
Siberian Red (Inspector Pekkala) by Sam Eastland
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Have to say, usualy by the 3rd story you do expect standards to slip a little bit, but with this book it just has a feel of being rushed through to get published.

Story is there, but its mainly just a rehash of the first book of the series, almost to the point that the first 3 or 4 flash back chapters are just directly lifted from the first book. I would say there is no need for this, as the series is not all that old, and the first book is still pretty fresh that you do not need a full reminder of the characters past.

Once the story does get going it is pretty good, but all the time it just has the feel of holding back/missing something, and though it does have a… Read more
The Red Coffin (Inspector Pekkala) by Sam Eastland
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really good story, 17 Jan 2013
After being hooked on the Arkady Renko series of books, I was recomended the Inspector Pekkala series and Eye of the Red Tsar, which got me hooked.

This book is set a few years later and Inspector Pekkala is now setting into his life as a free man, be it after doing a deal with the devil.

Where he was once the personal detective of the Russian Tsar, he has now went against all that he stood up against and now the personal detective of Joseph Stalin (with Stalin taking on a M from James Bond type role/character).

Though maybe not as good as the first book, it is still just as good to read and as gripping as the first one.

In this Pekkala is sent to… Read more

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