Book Reviews Category

The Book Awards 2013 Winner!

Nobody is more surprised than me but I am the winner of the 2013 Book Awards for book reviews at the New York Journal of Books. The Book Awards have been run by ‘not for profit’ publisher Acclaimed Books Limited since 2008 and, in that time, tens of thousands of voters from over one hundred […]

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Review: Lies You Wanted to Hear

Author: James Whitfield Thomson Published by: Sourcebooks Landmark What would you do if you believed your child was in mortal danger? How far would you go? Lucy’s two young children have been gone for nine years now, an unbearable burden that haunts her even more because of her role in what happened. You can hardly […]

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Contains gore, a butchered dog, rape, and murder

So says Diana Lord at the Monster Librarian of my horror novel Diavolino. She liked it! “This book started slowly, in building up the characters and setting the mood, but once it got going, it was relentless, non-stop action.  There were plot twist and turns that kept this reader guessing who was on what side […]

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Book Review: GRIM by Rupert Smith

Grim by Rupert Smith Publisher: CB Creative ISBN: 978-1-78292-469-2  Publication date: 31 October 2013 Genre: Horror American archaeologist John Russell and his son arrive in a small British coastal town. Russell plans to investigate the death of the woman who meant most to them – his British wife, Isaac’s mother. At first, the town of […]

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Pharaoh by David Gibbins: Review

Pharaoh by David Gibbins Publisher: Dell 400 pages ISBN-13: 978-0345534705 What the publisher says about the book is this: 1334 BCE: Akhenaten the Sun-Pharaoh rules supreme in Egypt. The young Tutankhamun is groomed to be his successor. But then Akhenaten disappears and his legacy is seemingly swallowed up by the sands that lie under modern […]

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