#GermanLitMonth: Three Crime Novels

The German Literature month has given me a wonderful opportunity to read three authors who had long been on my wishlist. Splinter by Sebastian Fitzek (2009) 'Back to the default position?' said Marc. 'A total reset?' Marc Lucas is a psychiatrist who has enough problems of his own. A few months prior to the beginning … Continue reading #GermanLitMonth: Three Crime Novels

Waste of Time: The Cry by Helen Fitzgerald

The Cry by Helen FitzgeraldMy rating: 1 of 5 stars Do people really like such books? Peopled with unsympathetic character; alternating narrative by hysterical women; it being thrust down our throats that in an extra-marital relationship, the man is the villain - not the wife, not the mistress who, poor things, are nothing but victims … Continue reading Waste of Time: The Cry by Helen Fitzgerald

Short Notes: The Bookman’s Tale by Charlie Lovett & Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Charlie Lovett's The Bookman's Tale is concerned with an old puzzle related to English literary studies: Was William Shakespeare really the author of the plays that we have in his name or were they written by someone else: Francis Bacon, The Earl of Oxford, Queen Elizabeth, or Christopher Marlowe?American antiquarian bookseller and grieving widower, Peter … Continue reading Short Notes: The Bookman’s Tale by Charlie Lovett & Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn