‘Dark Magic’ – the audiobook

‘Dark Magic’ – the audiobook

I’m excited to tell you that my audiobook of ‘Dark Magic’ is now available at the following stores: Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/audiobook/489919335/Dark-Magic BingeBooks: https://bingebooks.com/book/dark-magic-4...

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This is not a book blog

This is not a book blog. There are lots of book bloggers out there who review lots of books. I’m not one of them. I keep trying to cut down on the number of books I review here. Despite this, in 2020 I reviewed more than twenty. How does this keep happening? Firstly,...

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‘The Girl  Who Died’: Ragnar Jonasson

‘The Girl Who Died’: Ragnar Jonasson

I've read a couple of books by Ragnar Jonasson before, so his publisher kindly offered to send me a NetGalley review copy of his latest, The Girl  Who Died. I'm very thrown by it. Nowadays writers are continually told to "show not tell". It's become a mantra that...

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New Year reflections

Thiis is the time when traditionally we look back over the year just passed and ahead to the year to come. I nearly didn’t bother this year. It has, most people would agree, been a terrible year. What is there to look back on with any pleasure? Well, at a personal...

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Merry Christmas

We're just a week off the big day – or as big a day as people are going to allow themselves at the end of a quite extraordinary year. I don't want to dwell on a miserable past few months and an uncertain future. If I'm going to write a downbeat blog post, it's going...

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Two historical novels reviewed

Since I started limiting myself to blogging just once a week, a lot of my posts here have been book reviews. I really don't want this to turn into a book blog, but there are a lot of good books out there and I like to help promote them. This week I finished two very...

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Christmas Reads

It can't have escaped your notice that it’s December and we are very firmly in the run-up to Christmas.That means it’s the time of year when starving authors try to fill their Christmas stockings by persuading you to buy their books. So here, in case you are...

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It’s that time of year again … (and a free gift)

It’s that time of year when I blog my annual reminder that books make ideal Christmas presents. Amazon has now introduced the option to send Kindle books as a gift in the UK. (This service has been available in the US for a while.) Look for the button on the right of...

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The Stranger in My Bed: Take 2.

The Stranger in My Bed: Take 2.

Three weeks ago I reviewed Karen King's latest, The Stranger in My Bed. While it is billed as a psychological thriller, the issues that underlie the story are important. Here Karen talks a little more about them. Thank you, Tom, for your blog post about my new...

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