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REVIEW: Perfiditas – Alison Morton

Self-published/SilverWood Books 2013 Inevitably, a review of this book will contain spoilers for the first title in the series, Inceptio, so if you haven’t read it and don’t like spoilers, look away now… Perfiditas is set seven years after Inceptio … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Wounded – Lindsay Buroker

(self-published e-book, 2014) Wounded was billed as a romance on Amazon, but I thought I’d try it anyway because I really like Buroker’s writing, having enjoyed The Emperor’s Edge series of steampunk fantasy novels, and a couple of related novels, … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Agent in Place – Helen MacInnes

(Titan Books 2013, originally published 1976) MacInnes, who was born in the UK and later moved to the US with her husband in 1937, wrote a number of spy thrillers between 1941’s Above Suspicion and 1984’s Ride A Pale Horse. … Continue reading

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The books of Mary Stewart – Part 2

Continuing this review of Mary Stewart’s ‘romance-suspense’ novels (part one here), the next book I read was another set in Europe. Airs Above the Ground (1965) is set in Austria, and follows Vanessa and her friend’s young son, Timothy, as … Continue reading

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Kidnapped – Robert Louis Stevenson

(Pennsylvania State University Electronic Classics 2001, originally published 1886) This famous historical novel (historical even at the time Stevenson was writing, since it takes as the central event the notorious ‘Appin murder’ of 1752 and includes a number of real … Continue reading

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