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The Blood Singer: A Haden Church Supernatural Thriller ()

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Great Book - Shame Only a Novella

Haden is different. He is a young adult working for the Ministry of Wraiths to track down evil. When a worried Grandmother approaches Haden concerning her Granddaughter, Haden and his sidekick Moses are the only people able to help. The first thing to make readers aware of is that this is only a novella and not a full length novel. I was quite cross about this as I had invested a lot in the story line, cha ...

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Freezing Point (After the Shift Book 1) ()

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Good Start to the Series

I read a fair number of post-apocalyptic books where the world has undergone a catastrophe  from plague, zombies, virus, economic collapse and so on. This book falls in the less common catagory of massive climate change. I found this quite refreshing though I think at times the author may have regretted making the permanent winter quite so permanent. The poles have shifted resulting in volcanoes errupting ...

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The Wisdom of Father Brown (1st World Publishing)

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Anne

Puzzles solved by a priest

This is the second book of short stories about the little priest and his knowledge of human nature which assists him in solving crimes. All the stories in this book are puzzles where a crime has been committed or seems to have been committed and Father Brown is on the scene (he gets about - the stories are set in locations in both Britain and abroad). Father Brown is a plain man who sees through misdirectio ...

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Romulus Buckle & the City of the Founders (The Chronicles of the Pneumatic Zeppelin, Book One) (47North)

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Anne

An absolute hoot

This book is enormous fun to read. It is set in a future world where alien artifacts have landed (they sound very like the monolith in "2001") and have wiped out electricity. After other natural disasters we now have a world where steam is the power source, modern armaments do not exist (the reason for this is never explained) and people live in enclaves and travel by airship. These are the voyages of the a ...

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The Book of the Unnamed Midwife (The Road to Nowhere) (47North)

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Debra Found

A Good Read - Lots of Sex, Violence & Swearing

This is a post-apocalyptic dystonian novel. The world has succummed to a plague which has wiped out more women & children than men. The unnamed midwife falls sick but survives, waking into a changed world. She now has to survive. I have read a great number of this type of book and this is definitely on the higher side of average. However, as I read I could clearly see the influences of other books - the wa ...

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The Children's Home (Aardvark Bureau)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Debra Found

Excellent Start but Then I Got Lost

Morgan lives in a big house with his housekeeper, Engel. One day a baby appears on the step, seemingly abandoned. Over time more children appear and Morgan and Engel look after them though sometimes the children don't seem to be there at all. Dr Crane comes to the house and becomes involved with this strange household until he and Morgan follow David, the oldest child, out of the house and into th ...

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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (Abacus)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  by Anne

Delightful and uplifting

Precious Ramsote is Botswana's only woman detective who solves the problems brought to her by much thought, consultation of her book on detection, her knowledge of the local culture, her memories of her father and infusions of bush tea. She lives a comfortable life, seeking to be the best person she can in a country which she loves. This is a feel good book all the way through, written in a light and wit ...

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Tears of the Giraffe (No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency) (Abacus)

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Anne

Difficult to dislike

Precious Ramotswe is one of the great fictional characters. She inhabits what is very likely an idealised Botswana with a host of other equally idiosyncratic individuals and has a firm sense of what is right and what is wrong. As proprietor of the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency she is intent on resolving issues and putting peoples minds at rest which she does with considerable aplomb. In this novel much ha ...

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Morality for Beautiful Girls (No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency) (Abacus)

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Anne

Deals with issues in more depth than you would suppose from the style

Gentle characterisation and writing is the hallmark of this writer's No1 Ladies Detective Agency novels of which this is the third. The landscape and people of Botswana are affectionately conjoured up as a background to a number of stories about problems which are addressed by Precious Ramotswe. But, on further investigation, these problems are actually serious and the issues that the book deals with are ...

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The Kalahari Typing School For Men: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Vol 4 (Abacus)

3.0 Stars3.0 Stars3.0 Stars  by Anne

Amusing and light reading

This installment of the No1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels sees Precious Ramotswe facing a rival agency run by a local man and her assistant starting her own business and finding love. These books are light and amusing reading as Precious tries to do the best she can and apply her moral code to the mysteries she investigates. There is a lot to smile about in this book as Precious helps a variety of peop ...

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The Full Cupboard Of Life: Number 5 in series: Winner of the Saga award for Wit (No. 1 Ladies' Detec (Abacus)

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Anne

A comfortable and enjoyable read

Nothing earth shattering happens in these stories about Mma Ramotswe and her detective agency in Botswana. They are stories of ordinary people and our heroine who tries to live the best life that she can within the understanding she has of what is right and what is wrong. The things which Mma Ramotswe and her assistant investigate are small issues, the problems in her relationship are minor and the life whi ...

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The Day of the Lie (Father Anselm Novels) (Abacus)

4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars4.0 Stars  by Anne

Thoughtful and intelligent reading

This is a story which explores the evil which man does to man in the name of ideology, the possibility of forgiveness and the relationship between mercy and justice. It is an intelligent and thoughtful read set in the modern day but looking at the consequences of the communist regime in Poland. Roza is a survivor who suffered because she would not disclose the identity of a subversive writer named the Shoem ...

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