Dead Lagoon, by Michael Dibdin

I hadn’t intended to write another review on Michael Dibdin’s Aurelio Zen series, but with the news, firstly, that the BBC is running three movie length programs based on the books and, secondly, that Rufus Sewell (swoon) is playing the lead, I couldn’t help myself. Sewell will be perfect for the part - tall, dark... Continue Reading →

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

Twain's writing is of a similar caliber to J.R.R Tolkien. Both writers have a poetic, descriptive and timeless feel to their words. Twain's Tom Sawyer is an incorrigible boy growing up in a small town on the Mighty Mississip'. Written in 1876, the story takes place about 30-40 years earlier. Sawyer's adventures open a window... Continue Reading →

Along “The Coffin Trail”

Take a place, both beautiful and so remote that the dead had to be carried over the mountains by pack animals. Add the ritualistic killing a young woman and a village full of secrets and suspects and you have the plot of the first of Martin Edwards’ The Lake District Mysteries. “The Coffin Trail” finds... Continue Reading →

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