GUEST POST: On Research by PHILIP KERR

Name: Philip Kerr Author of: FIELD GREY (2010)                  PRAGUE FATALE (2011)                  A MAN WITHOUT BREATH (2013)                  PRAYER (2013)                  RESEARCH (2014) On the web: http://www.philipkerr.org July saw the publication of Philip Kerr’s latest standalone novel, Research, a thriller that takes more than a passing poke at the British publishing industry (we’ll have […]

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A SONG FROM DEAD LIPS by William Shaw

A SONG FROM DEAD LIPS William Shaw (williamshaw.com) Quercus (www.quercusbooks.co.uk) £7.99 When a young woman is found strangled and naked yards away from the recording studio on Abbey Road made famous by The Beatles, the case falls to Cathal Breen, a member of the Met’s D Division. Still recovering from the death of his father, […]

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THE LEAGUE OF SHARKS by David Logan

THE LEAGUE OF SHARKS David Logan (davidloganwriter.com) Quercus (www.quercusbooks.co.uk) £6.99 Junk Doyle was twelve years old when his mother stopped loving him. When he is twelve years old, a strange-looking giant of a man sneaks into Colin "Junk" Doyle’s home and abducts his six-year-old sister, Ambeline. His parents find him at a nearby cliff top, […]

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The 2012 Round-Up

It’s that time of the year again when the “best of the year” lists start to appear. Not wanting to be left out, and because I had some fun with it last year, I’ve decided to do another round-up, and remind everyone what my top ten (or so) books of 2012 are. THE ROUND-UP By […]

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LET THE OLD DREAMS DIE AND OTHER STORIES by John Ajvide Lindqvist

LET THE OLD DREAMS DIE AND OTHER STORIES John Ajvide Lindqvist (johnajvide.com) Translated by Marlaine Delargy Quercus (www.quercusbooks.co.uk) £16.99 It’s difficult to believe that it has been a mere five years since John Ajvide Lindqvist’s first novel, Let The Right One In, was first published in English by Quercus. It’s a ten-year-old book that has […]

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GRANDAD, THERE’S A HEAD ON THE BEACH by Colin Cotterill

GRANDAD, THERE’S A HEAD ON THE BEACH Colin Cotterill (www.colincotterill.com) Quercus (www.quercusbooks.co.uk) £16.99 When we first met Thai crime journalist Jimm Juree in last year’s Killed at the Whim of a Hat, she had been forcibly relocated to the somewhat backwards Maprao in southern Thailand with her mother – slowly succumbing to Alzheimer’s – and […]

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The 2011 Round-Up

As the end of the year approaches, I have decided to break from the straightforward review posts that have populated Reader Dad to date, to do a brief round-up of the year’s reading, including my Top 10 of 2011 and my Most Disappointing of 2011. THE ROUND-UP If you have checked out my newly-added Reading […]

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