Series introduction: Frey & McGray

Looking for your next fix of fast-paced, well-written historical crime fiction with a unique twist? Look no further than the Frey & McGray series by Oscar de Muriel. *** This incredible sequence of books follows the strange and macabre adventures of detectives Ian Frey and Adolphus “Nine-Nails” McGray. The books are anchored around the prickly […]

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Top Ten Tuesday: Page to Screen

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly post created by The Broke and the Bookish in 2010 and since 2018, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.     It’s always interesting to compare books to film adaptations, outside of ‘the book was better than the movie!’ (which I’ve definitely said before) They are very different art forms; a movie […]

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Review: Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

“Whoever has emerged victorious participates to this day in the triumphal procession in which current rulers step over those who are lying prostrate. According to traditional practice, the spoils are carried along in the procession. They are called cultural treasures, and a historical materialist views them with cautious detachment. For without exception the cultural treasures […]

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Top Ten Tuesday: Audio Freebie

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly post created by The Broke and the Bookish in 2010 and since 2018, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Settle in and let me climb on my soapbox; I enjoy nothing more than having the chance to talk about my favourite podcasts.   My Brother, My Brother, and Me An advice show […]

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Review: King of Scars

Warning: spoilers ahead *** *** This book starts off slowly, which made me slightly anxious. That’s not to say the beginning is bad, but it did feel slightly anticlimactic, especially following all of the hype that has surrounded King of Scars from the moment it was announced. It’s in a tricky position; set in a […]

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Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Couples

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly post created by The Broke and the Bookish in 2010 and since 2018, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.   Jude and Cardan The Cruel Prince by Holly Black It might be because I just read The Wicked King but I love Jude and Cardan’s relationship. It’s twisted and messy, and they’re both morally […]

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