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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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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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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