Category Archives: Detective/Mystery

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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