Tag Archives: fiction

November 05

The Witch of little Italy

If you are interested in magic realism, everyday magic and modern witches, then The Witch of little Italy by Suzanne Palmieri is for you! The Amore sisters are elderly residents in the Bronx. However they are not your everyday pensioners. The Amore sisters are blessed with the “sight”. They are “seers” of the truth. Enter […]

November 04

Fall under the spell of The Bird’s Child

The Bird’s Child by Sandra Leigh Price is a novel crafted upon symbolism, magic, spells and dreams, illusion and deception with a nasty spatter of revenge thrown in the mix. The book is mostly set in 1929 in Sydney, Australia. The novel features three displaced characters, who all find themselves living at Miss Du Maurier’s […]

November 01

The House I loved

  A house becomes a home, when it is imbued with the character of its occupants. When the walls are marked with kid’s height and growth measurements, when laughter echoes in the vacant hallways, when the kitchen smells of Mum’s cooking, these things make a building into a living breathing creature. When the house develops […]

October 25

A little life

A little life by Hanna Yanagihara. Post by Jenni. Wonderful and terrible, raw and tender, sensitive and brutal. It’s hard to work out, let alone describe my reaction to this novel. It is written at a level of intimacy which you don’t often come across. It’s both unique and beautiful, and I loved the damaged […]

October 19

Black Horizon by James Grippando

Posted by Neen Black Horizon by James Grippando The explosion of an oil rig in Cuban waters and the resultant devastating oil spill sends attorney Jack Swyteck and his FBI agent bride, Andie, home early from their honeymoon, when Jack is asked to represent a woman whose husband was killed on the rig and Andie is […]

October 18

Enemy of the Good by Matthew Palmer

Posted by Neen Enemy of the Good by Matthew Palmer Kate Hollister is a US Foreign Service officer recently assigned to Kyrgyzstan at a time when relations between the two countries are complicated. The US is attempting to negotiate a controversial agreement with President Eraliev to build a massive airbase and significantly expand America’s presence in the […]

October 17

He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly

Posted by Neen He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly Kit and Laura once saved a mentally unstable young woman from a rapist, and also testified to ensure a conviction and prison sentence for the perpetrator. But Beth’s initial gratitude towards them later escalated into terrifyingly obsessive behaviour that forced Kit and Laura to disappear and […]

September 12

Don’t Let Go by Michel Bussi

  Don’t Let Go a new mystery by Frenchman Michel Bussi grabbed me from the first page.  Refreshingly there is no “investigator character” as in most traditional mysteries as this mystery is told from at least four different perspectives –  the police investigators and the characters involved all have a turn telling the story.  The […]

September 04

The Six Gun Tarot by R. S. Belcher

The Six Gun Tarot by R. S. Belcher is the first in his weird west themed Golgotha series. Set in a small cattle town in Nevada in 1869, the story is a blend of wild west with supernatural themes and contains a colourful cast of characters such as a sheriff that reportedly cannot die, a […]

August 31

Pure Juliet

Pure Juliet by Stella Gibbons Those readers who haven’t had the joy of reading ‘Cold Comfort Farm’ for which Stella Gibbons is justifiably famous (and it was made into a great movie) should seek out this first of her books.  A hilarious take on rural life and rural characters, and a wonderful heroine – this […]