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27 10, 2018

Book of the Week: Dracul

2018-10-27T12:12:40+00:00 October 27th, 2018|Categories: Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, News, Sci-Fi/Fantasy|Tags: , , , , |

Dracul by Dacre Stoker & J. D. Barker In the year 1868 a young Bram Stoker is locked inside an abbey for what is about to be the the most chilling night of his life - one that would shape the history of horror - this is the true origin story of Count Dracula! Told [...]

25 08, 2018

Book Of The Week: VOX

2018-08-25T09:46:47+00:00 August 25th, 2018|Categories: Mystery/Thriller, Staff Picks|Tags: , |

VOX by Christina Dalcher "Shrill" has long been used to describe women who refuse to be silenced. So, if they won't know their place, the new US government introduces a law to enforce women to choose their words carefully. Very carefully - as they can only use 100 per day, enforced by technology-induced pain. Dr [...]

14 07, 2018

Book Of The Week: Hope Never Dies

2018-07-14T12:41:01+00:00 July 14th, 2018|Categories: Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, Staff Picks|Tags: , |

Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer   A thrilling, smouldering, unbelievable mystery story that crackles with chemistry - and did we mention that former POTUS Barack Obama and and former vice-POTUS Joe Biden are the detective protagonists? After the dust has settled following their completed second term in the White House, Biden is summoned from [...]

14 10, 2017

SKETCHY REVIEW #3 • Poe’s Tales and Poems

2017-10-26T09:23:03+00:00 October 14th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, News, Sketchy Reviews, Staff Picks|Tags: , , , , |

There are few names that loom larger in the darkness of horror than Edgar Allan Poe. In the Macmillan Collector's Library edition of his Tales and Poems, his sway over all as a storyteller is completely indisputable. As the author of the first modern detective stories, it's a fair conclusion to draw that Poe's own [...]

7 10, 2017

Book of The Week: Origin

2017-10-07T12:13:51+00:00 October 7th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, Staff Picks|Tags: |

Origin by Dan Brown   I just finished Origin this morning, and - I have to say - this is classic Robert Langdon! The twists. The turns. The gasps. The "OMG I need my Gaudi reference books" panic. This is a completely rollicking read. Origin is a fast-paced mystery, and I just loved every single [...]