Review: The Silver Pigs by Lindsey Davis

Roman Mysteries meets Raymond Chandler in this fast-paced detective noir set in Ancient Rome.

Review: Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

When I looked at the cover of Washington Black, it wasn’t immediately clear to me whether that was the title, or the name of the author.

Review: King of Scars

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.

Review: Unquiet Spirits by Bonnie MacBird

I love Sherlock Holmes. I’m the proud owner of a slightly battered paperback collection of the original Arthur Conan Doyle stories, I used to be a big fan of BBC Sherlock, and I’ve enjoyed several Holmes pastiches: from James Lovegrove’s Cthulhu-inspired reimagining of A Study in Scarlet, to Anthony Horowitz’s much lauded The House of Silk.