Category Archives: Detective/Mystery

Six Wakes – Mur Lafferty

God damnit. I’d heard this one was GOOD. But NO. It was only LIES and TEMPTATION and BETRAYAL. Cruelly building up my hopes, only to dash them with the inevitability of shitness. In hindsight, the praise I’d heard of this … Continue reading

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The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter – Theodora Goss

I’d say it’s been a while since I read something this bad, but I recently read Autonomous, so that would be a lie. I wish it had been a while since I read something this bad, because this was an absolute pile … Continue reading

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Injection Volume 2 – Ellis, Bellaire, Shalvey

It did not take me long to get to the second volume (mainly because it did not take Boyfriend long and yay, free access to books). But also… I did really enjoy volume 1, so obviously I was keen to … Continue reading

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Altered Carbon – Richard Morgan

What an unutterably execrable piece of absolute shite. I’ve been puzzling over precisely how to express my views of this book since about 15% of the way through. I’ve even been live-tweeting it (mainly as an outlet for bafflement and … Continue reading

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The Spire – Simon Spurrier, Jeff Stokely, André May

This was a completely blind lend based on someone knowing I liked Monstress and Ms. Marvel (as well as him lending me more of both – he hasn’t even met me! People are great). I was immediately taken by the cover art, which … Continue reading

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The Bad Quarto – Jill Paton Walsh

It’s strange how something about murder can be so comforting and cosy, but mysteries are often some of the most relaxing books I can read. And this was no different. I’ve been solidly enjoying the entire series, and fought my … Continue reading

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Debts of Dishonour – Jill Paton Walsh

This is the third book in the series, and I think it’s probably my least favourite so far… but since I’m really enjoying the series, this means it only got four stars on Goodreads, rather than five. It’s harsh criticism, … Continue reading

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