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Packshot of Friend & Foe (Hew Cullan Mystery 4)

Friend & Foe (Hew Cullan Mystery 4)

Shirley McKay

With real historical figures interwoven in this tale, Friend or Foe is the fourth in a series of historical mysteries. I usually enjoy this type of book and ...

Reviewed by Debbie Start - Durham

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He Wants

Alison Moore

The story centres on Lewes, a retired RE teacher. Even though he isn’t that old he appears to have got himself into a very lonely and monotonous routine. ...

Reviewed by Doreen Furze - Bridgwater

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The Last Summer of the Camperdowns

Elizabeth Kelly

It’s Summer 1972 in Cape Cod.  Told in flashback, this is the summer when twelve year old Riddle Camperdown’s life changed forever.  ...

Reviewed by Phil Ramage - Isle Of Wight

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Packshot of The Suicide Exhibition: The Never War

The Suicide Exhibition: The Never War

Justin Richards

The Suicide Exhibition is described as an alternative reality thriller. Set in 1940, the Germans have tracked down and woken an alien master race that they ...

Reviewed by Carolyn Fraser - Ipswich

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The Poisoner

Stephen Bates

Many years ago I watched a TV mini-series on the life and crimes of William Palmer, the Rugeley Poisoner which was entertaining and cast the said Palmer as a ...

Reviewed by Cathy Petersen - Derbyshire

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Packshot of The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir who got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir who got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe

Romain Puertolas

Who could resist a title like this?! Doing exactly what it says on the tin, this feel-good debut novel tells the story of Ajatashatru Oghash Rathod, a fake ...

Reviewed by Amy Blaney - Little Haywood

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Test of Resolve

Peter Murphy

In Test of Resolve by Peter Murphy Ellen Trevathan, the President of the United States has very publicly come out as a lesbian on American TV. Against a ...

Reviewed by Kathy Jesson - St Austell

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AU Invisible

James Patterson

This is the story of a very clever serial murderer who is capable of killing people and making it look as though it was a normal death caused by a burning ...

Reviewed by Debbie Mika - Brighton

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