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Holiday reading: ‘Bad Blood’ and ‘Gods and Beasts’

The family and I are shortly off to France for a couple of weeks – a chance to catch up with les beaux-parents, play on the beach, drink my body-weight in pastis and generally have a good time. As usual, I’ll be taking along plenty of good reading material – this time, I’m armed with … Continue reading

The McBainiad, Book 2: ‘The Mugger’ (1956)

Book Two in the McBainiad – my quest to read all of the 87th Precinct novels in the order they were published. At this rate, I’ll finish the 54 volume series somewhere around my 52nd birthday. McBain was quicker writing them than I am in reading them; The Mugger is the second of three books … Continue reading

My New Favourite Author: Ken Bruen

Like many bibliophiles, I suffer from a fear of having nothing at hand to read. I rarely venture out without a book; but if I do get stuck, I can always fall back on the Kindle app on my mobile. So when we went away on our child-free weekend recently, as well as buying a … Continue reading