Maestra

This book is described on the cover as a thriller. And it is, although the thrilling bits are interspersed with details about clothes and designers, class aspirations, information about the fine art world, the history of particular paintings and large chunks of...

Yuki Chan in Bronte Country

What an intriguing title! What an unusual story.  Yuki is on a mission to make sense of her mother’s death. We all deal with grief in different ways and make many a journey to come to grips with the loss of a loved one; but there are many reasons why Yuki is...

Witches and Wizards

Witches and Wizards are bought into the modern world with a series of tales, not tall but true, about mysterious and magickal beings who were once considered a normal, it not very necessary component of everyday life. They were considered essential to wellbeing of the...

Pandora’s Gift

We meet up with Pandora for the third phase of her journey, with as always, something happening in her more or less permanent relationship with Jay. Jay is looking at reforming his band Jay and the Jailers which mean his former partner Gabi will be on tour with him....

That Empty Feeling

Cliff Hardy is in a reflective mood, looking back over his career and the people he has had dealings with,when an obituary catches his eye, bringing back a case that never really was solved. He starts to tell his heavily pregnant daughter the story of what went wrong...

Tidetown

Floating effortlessly through time and space we are once again reunited with Perch and Carp along with the indomitable Oscar Flowers, who as always is off on a journey only he can appreciate, in this latest novel from Robert Powers. Tidetown is tucked securely on the...

The Chosen

This novel exudes authenticity, and not surprisingly, one finds out that Kristina was employed as a counter-terrorism expert in Vienna. She was extremely well travelled and au fait with world politics and the international scene.  Combine that with a fascination of...

That Devils Madness

It is possibly because Dominique grew up in Algeria with her French parents, that she has such an intimate knowledge of the lifestyle and people there. She is able to convey this intimacy so fluently and comprehensively that the reader becomes enmeshed in the story....

Boundary

The five teenagers in this fantasy novel lead a very ordered, uncomplicated, limited existence in a beautiful manor. The story is set in Victorian times, which is reflected in the innocence of the teenager’s ways and the acceptance of their life style. Inside the...

Here We Lie

This is indeed a compelling read, and certain to have you thinking…..just one more page. There is a death, doubt and uncertainty all the way through, and no one is without an ulterior motive it seems. The story begins with Emily, the main character, and her new...

Gun Control – Cliff Hardy 40

Cliff Hardy is doing his best to lead an easy life as a PI but when businessman Timothy Greenhill turns up in his office wanting answers to his sons ‘suicide’, Hardy reluctantly takes on the job. Once he starts turning over the known facts of Patrick Greenhills death,...