New Books

I am in love with old, dusty books but sometimes am seduced by shiny new books. Here are brief notes on such books, all barring one read this year: Asylum by Madeleine Roux (2013) I must admit that this novel is not meant for somebody of my age. Had I been a young teenager, I'd … Continue reading New Books

Spoilers: Grim Pickings by Jennifer Rowe (1991)

This post contains spoilers (including the name of the murderer) for the mystery so please don't read it unless you have read the book/ you are not bothered about having it spoiled. The question that perplexed me after finishing the book, the first in the Verity Birdwood (Birdy) series is how could a book that … Continue reading Spoilers: Grim Pickings by Jennifer Rowe (1991)

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