The Monkey’s Raincoat – Robert Crais

The Monkey’s Raincoat (Elvis Cole, #1) by Robert Crais on January 1st 1970 Goodreads When Ellen Lang’s husband disappears with their son, she hires Elvis Cole to track him down. A quiet and seemingly submissive wife, Ellen can’t even write a check without him. All she wants is to get him and her son back—no […]

Around the Traps

I figured it’s been a while since I’ve looked at the book world like this so I’ve found some interesting articles for you. Rick Riordan Imprint Acquires First Three Titles I missed the news about a new imprint from Disney-Hyperion. Rick Riordan writes Percy Jackson but is now going to be running Rick Riordan Imprint. It […]

Randomly Shelves or Something

by David Martin, Jerry Hopkins My brilliantly aptly named new series continues. Where I randomly select two books from my shelves and attempt to find a link. I do not promise it will be a good link, only that it will be a link. It might be anything at all. One thing I do promise is that […]

The Book of the Dead – Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

The Book of the Dead – Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

The Book of the Dead (Pendergast, #7/Diogenes, #3) by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child Published by Orion on March 1st 2009 Pages: 531 Goodreads Psychotic killer Diogenes faces down his incarcerated FBI agent brother, while the Museum of Natural History reopens a long-closed tomb exhibit, a decision that coincides with a series of murders and sparks […]

Eighth Anniversary Weekend!

I’m officially excited. I know, I’ve been officially excited by many things over the past year or two but this time it’s about my blog. This weekend is the Eighth Anniversary of this blog. It’s very exciting and without the writing here I would not be at uni and I would not have a short story […]

Randomly Shelves or Something

My brilliantly aptly named new series continues. Where I randomly select two books from my shelves and attempt to find a link. I do not promise it will be a good link, only that it will be a link. It might be anything at all. One thing I do promise is that the link will not be […]

The Planets – Dava Sobel

The Planets – Dava Sobel

The Planets by Dava Sobel Published by Penguin Books on October 31st 2006 Pages: 288 Goodreads With her bestsellers Longitude and Galileo’s Daughter, Dava Sobel introduced readers to her rare gift for weaving complex scientific concepts into a compelling narrative. Now Sobel brings her full talents to bear on what is perhaps her most ambitious […]

Randomly Shelves or Something

by Gael Mayo, Peter Pook My brilliantly aptly named new series continues. Where I randomly select two books from my shelves and attempt to find a link. I do not promise it will be a good link, only that it will be a link. It might be anything at all. One thing I do promise is that […]

A Presence of Absence – Emma Vestrheim & Sarah Surgey

A Presence of Absence – Emma Vestrheim & Sarah Surgey

A Presence of Absence (the Odense Series Book #1) by Sarah Surgey, Emma Vestrheim Published by Blurb on February 28th 2017 Genres: Detective Goodreads The Odense Series is a new Nordic Noir/Brit Crime series that blends humanist stories and family drama with gritty crime in the central Danish city Odense. British detective Simon Weller escapes […]

Fairy Tales

Things have changed but fairy tales used to be our first stories. The first stories we heard and then read. Here I briefly mention how they’ve morphed over time and how they used to be much more gory with the object lesson being easy enough to spot.  The Brothers Grimm changed them making them more palatable for people to […]