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Book Review – Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin

Book Review Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin Orion Books 7 out of 10 Knots and Crosses is the book that introduced Inspector John Rebus to the world. His world weary cynicism, and unhealthy habits forming, but still not fully … Continue reading

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Francis Bacon’s Head

The Great Artist, rendered expensively in Gold. Maybe the mould was broken, Or maybe the artist was going through his Picasso stage, where faces don’t look like faces, and if he tells us that it is Francis Bacon’s head rendered … Continue reading

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Book Review – A Monstrous Commotion – The Mysteries of Loch Ness by Gareth Williams

Book Review – A Monstrous Commotion – The Mysteries of Loch Ness by Gareth Williams Nessie has had a long and storied life. Whether or not it simply is a tourist attraction, a sea monster that does not take a … Continue reading

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Book Review – Even Dogs in the Wild by Ian Rankin

Book Review – Even Dogs in the Wild by Ian Rankin Even Dogs in the Wild finds Ian Rankin’s most famous creation, Detective InspectorJohn Rebus doing what he does best, clashing with colleagues and criminals, drinking too much, and coming … Continue reading

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Book review – School of Velocity by Eric Beck Rubin

School of Velocity is a novel about music, about self-doubt, about mental health, and about friendship. Jan is a virtuoso pianist, always practising, the book starts with him accompanying a cellist in a foreign country, but the concert doesn’t go … Continue reading

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Book Review – Blood on Snow by Jo Nesbo

Jo Nesbo is best known as the creator of Detective Harry Hole in a number of his novels, but the central character in Blood on Snow couldn’t be any further removed from Nesbo’s most famous creation. Olav is a fixer. … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway

The Cellist of Sarajevo is partly based on fact,everyday the cellist goes into the streets of sarojevo, and plays albinoni’s Adagio, to remind the people of Sarajevo that even though they are in danger, there is still some beauty in … Continue reading

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