Category Archives: Detective/Mystery

Shadows in Bronze – Lindsey Davis

And a total genre shift – back to Roman Empire murder mysteries! It is absolutely ideal holiday reading, so it went with me on the plane to Portugal. Definitely endorse reading it while sat by the pool, considering sticking your … Continue reading

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The Ashes of London – Andrew Taylor

This isn’t going to be a long post because the book wasn’t that… interesting. Which isn’t to say I didn’t enjoy it, I very much did, but it’s the sort of book where you look at the cover, you read … Continue reading

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The Furthest Station – Ben Aaronovitch

All the previous Rivers of London books, I’ve read pretty promptly after I was made aware of them. But when this one came out as a teeny weeny novella… it still cost loads in hardback compared to the number of … Continue reading

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One Corpse Too Many – Ellis Peters

Did I just immediately buy and read the second Cadfael book? It’s a mystery none shall ever solve. Ok so, look. The problem with murder mysteries, right, is that once I’m in the mood for them, it’s really really hard … Continue reading

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A Morbid Taste for Bones – Ellis Peters

I didn’t read anything immediately after The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, because it left me solely in the mood for murder mysteries, and I had none available. So when I was reminded of the existence of Cadfael in book form, … Continue reading

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The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle – Stuart Turton

And so, the final book of 2018! This is actually January’s book club book, but I was Keen. Because it’s a murder mystery, right… but it’s also SF. The investigator lives the day of the murder over and over, in … Continue reading

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The Silver Pigs – Lindsey Davis (Marcus Didius Falco #1)

Cosy murder mystery? Set in Ancient Rome? COUNT ME IN! I mean, that was pretty much the entirety of my thought process in discovering this series (this huge, multi-book series, feel the joy in my voice as I say that) … Continue reading

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Melmoth – Sarah Perry

Apparently all of Sarah Perry’s books are beautiful. I bought The Essex Serpent mainly because I loved the cover, and that was a great decision, so I figured I couldn’t go too far wrong doing the same with Melmoth. Spoilers: I did … Continue reading

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New York 2140 – Kim Stanley Robinson

And in contrast to my last book, this one was shit. I went into the Hugos slightly worried that I’d already read all the good ones (a lot of Nebula crossover plus authors I’d sought out anyway) and this… not … Continue reading

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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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