Trophy Hunting

She’d loved animals her whole life. When her friends expressed their sadness that no one was hunting the hunters of animals, she decided to rectify the situation. She was the ideal candidate. In her normal job, as a soldier behind enemy lines, she’d killed animal abusers when given the chance and the animals were given some respite from their ordeals.Continue reading “Trophy Hunting”

Goat Parva Murders

This excerpt is from the book entitled The Goat Parva Murders an English Murder Mystery book set in the countryside, starring two policemen who have been working together for a few years and get along really well. There’s lots of dialogue and banter with some humour thrown in amongst the murders and suspects. ========== AdelaideContinue reading “Goat Parva Murders”

Stardust by Neil Gaiman

This was the first time I’d read a book by Neil Gaiman. This is more of a fairy tale than say Terry Pratchett’s books. In Stardust we have the story of Tristan Thorn who lives in the earthly village of Wall, which is well named as it’s right by an ancient barrier that separates itContinue reading “Stardust by Neil Gaiman”

Biggles and the Black Peril

This is a fine read, a really good story, set in 1934 in which we’re introduced to the character called Ginger, who’s a really imaginative thinker and notices things that Biggles, Smyth, and Algy don’t. Biggles is forced down off the Norfolk coast by bad weather and as always, stumbles across something strange going on.Continue reading “Biggles and the Black Peril”

Chronicle of a Death Foretold – Review

A few hours after marrying Angela Vicario her husband, Bayardo San Roman, returns his bride to her parents. Angela’s family force her to name her first lover and once she does that, Santiago Nasar is doomed as Angela’s twin brothers are determined on revenge and let everyone know what they’re intending to do. This bookContinue reading “Chronicle of a Death Foretold – Review”

Our Cats in Amsterdam – Review

Our Cats in Amsterdam is the sequel to The Diary of a Buddhist Cat. This is the link to the review on Reedsy: Freddie and Gemma’s combination of daring rescues, apprehension of thieves, and stealthy listening skills have come to the attention of the crows at Europol. Recruited to spy on the mafia, diamond smugglers,Continue reading “Our Cats in Amsterdam – Review”

Journey into the Past – Stefan Zweig

This is such a sad book with an open ending but I can imagine what was going to happen. Ludwig is a young German from a humble background who gains employment with a wealthy businessman. He falls in love with his employer’s wife and his love is returned and they make a vow to liveContinue reading “Journey into the Past – Stefan Zweig”

The Night of Wenceslas by Lionel Davidson

Nicolas Whistler is a young man who lives in digs in London and spends most of his spare cash on his car. He has a girlfriend that he rather likes and a job he doesn’t like. He regularly goes down to Bournemouth to see his mum and her friend who both live in the sameContinue reading “The Night of Wenceslas by Lionel Davidson”

Our Cats in Amsterdam – Review

Our Cats in Amsterdam is the sequel to The Diary of a Buddhist Cat. This is the link to the review on Reedsy: Freddie and Gemma’s combination of daring rescues, apprehension of thieves, and stealthy listening skills have come to the attention of the crows at Europol. Recruited to spy on the mafia, diamond smugglers,Continue reading “Our Cats in Amsterdam – Review”