Review: ‘Blood Ties’ by Peter Taylor-Gooby

I enjoyed this a lot. It is not that often that one comes across a book which is a light read but which also has something important to say. Nor is it common to come across something as well written and complex as this published in the indie sector. This is certainly one of myContinue reading “Review: ‘Blood Ties’ by Peter Taylor-Gooby”

Review: ‘The Blues Don’t Care (Bobby Saxon Book 1)’ by Paul D Marks

Genre: Crime Description: A huge McGuffin inhabits this story, which is why I have used the Amazon ‘blurb’ supplied by the publisher so as not to brush against it accidentally and tip the whole thing over. the Amazon blurb says “Bobby Saxon lives in a world that isn’t quite ready for him. He’s the onlyContinue reading “Review: ‘The Blues Don’t Care (Bobby Saxon Book 1)’ by Paul D Marks”

Review: ‘Resort to Murder’ by T P Fielden

I was loaned this by a neighbour who happened to have a hardback copy of it (with a gorgeous dust jacket and scarlet endpapers) put out by HQ, which is a newish imprint of HarperCollins. On the cover it says ‘death stalks the beaches of Devon’ (it means south Devon – and is responsible forContinue reading “Review: ‘Resort to Murder’ by T P Fielden”

Review: ‘Mansfield Park Revisited’ by Merryn Williams

Jane Austen died two years after the battle of Waterloo, and her fame has increased steadily since. That fame is based on a mere six novels, of which Mansfield Park is by far the longest. Enthusiasm for Austen’s work continues unabated. Last year brought us the eight-part dramatisation of her final, unfinished novel Sanditon. GillContinue reading “Review: ‘Mansfield Park Revisited’ by Merryn Williams”