The Empire came up on NetGalley’s list, and I liked the sound of it. With other celebrity authors, though, I’ve had trouble getting rid of their voice. Would Michael Ball be different? The only way to find out is to
Flavia Albia is the daughter (adopted) of Falco, Lindsey Davis’s original serial Ancient Rome informer. Flavia Albia is a chip off the old block. Having worked through 20 Falco books, reviewing the later ones (I started in the 1990s probably),
He Knew He was Right is subtitled ‘the irrepressible life of James Lovelock’. I discovered James Lovelock’s theory of Gaia over 20 years ago, and although I acquired several of his books, never actually got around to reading them. I
Bleeding Heart Yard is the third Harbinder Kaur crime thriller from Elly Griffiths. Thank you, NetGalley and Quercus Books for the ARC. I’m delighted this series is extending – read my reviews of The Stranger Diaries and the Postscript Murders
This is How You Lose the Time War. It sounds so intriguing, and I’d heard great things of it. And of course, I had to add it to my list for the Spacetime reading challenge! This is How You Lose
Twelve New Stories involving Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple? Purists will be up in arms. Me, I’m delighted my favourite crime authors took part. Thank you,NetGalley and the publishers, HarperCollinsUK, for a chance to read this book. It came out on
Dining Out on Planet Mercury is the fourth, and probably last of the Dining Out around the Solar System series. A futuristic London is the setting for our intrepid journalists as they fight for the underdogs of the solar system
Voyage of the Lanternfish captured my imagination a while ago. Thank you Sally Cronin; her review prompted me to pull it out of the lower levels of my TBR. And now I have yet another first in series under my
Beyond the Frozen Horizon comes out today, according to Netgalley, who kindly send me an ARC. I’ve been reading a lot over the summer. With a log-jam of reviews to give you, I thought I’d slot this one in today.
Femina is subtitled, A New History of the Middle Ages, Through the Women Written Out of It. Says it all, really. Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers, I got a late ARC for the book (plus an update with good
Shadows from the Past is the amazingly wonderful time-travelling series for middle grade readers from Wendy Leighton-Porter. And much loved by adults like me! Especially if you like cats, or reluctant heros, or any combination of these things. I caught
When We Return featured on this blog when it was on a Great Escapes tour earlier this summer. I couldn’t read it in time for a review then, but I have now. When We Return by Eliana Tobias Who should
Encrypted, Enigma, and Decrypted are the three books in Lindsay Buroker’s Forgotten Ages series. These are set in the same world as the Emperor’s Edge, but many years earlier. I think I got one of these in a Storybundle, and
Small Miracles caught my eye when it came through on the Netgalley email update. I generally avoid anything with a hint of religion in it, but this sounded great fun. And so it is! It’s out this week – go
Looking for Emily came up as an offering on Netgalley. The blurb intrigued me, and I succeeded in getting an advance copy. Not enough in advance for me to read it before publication, but I prioritised it all the same.