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REVIEW: Kushiel’s Avatar – Jacqueline Carey

Since this is the third book in the Kushiel’s Legacy trilogy, there’ll be a few spoilers for the first two books. Stop reading now if you haven’t read either… The book starts ten years after the end of Kushiel’s Chosen. … Continue reading

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CryoBurn – Lois McMaster Bujold

(Baen e-book 2010) This is the latest in Bujold’s Vorkosigan series of sci-fi novels, coming some years after the events told in Diplomatic Immunity: Miles is married to Ekaterin, they have four children in addition to Ekaterin’s son Nikki, and … Continue reading

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The Way to Dusty Death – Alistair MacLean

(Hodder e-book, originally published 1973) This book begins at the French Grand Prix, where a devastating collision has caused the death of a Californian driver, Isaac Jethou, and almost killed Johnny Harlow. It’s only one of a series of crashes … Continue reading

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Novels by Alistair MacLean – part 1

MacLean’s thrillers have often been filmed (perhaps most famous are The Guns of Navarone and Where Eagles Dare, with their starry casts, though there are others, not so well known), and he sustained a long career with success – though … Continue reading

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Meet Me At The Morgue – Ross Macdonald

(Vintage e-book 2010, originally published in 1953) This is one of Macdonald’s earlier novels, and doesn’t feature Lew Archer, his main protagonist and narrator, but with very little alteration, Meet Me At The Morgue could be an Archer novel. The … Continue reading

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Aurelio Zen – from book to screen

For some reason I never read the first three of Michael Dibdin’s detective novels set in Italy (Ratking, Vendetta and Cabal) until I watched the first episodes of the BBC’s new series featuring the Venetian cop and starring Rufus Sewell … Continue reading

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