An absolute corker of a read.

This is a book that you could easily spend all day reading.  I was so keen to get to the end that is exactly what I did. I have read a few Michael Robotham books, make that all of his books, and this one was his most recent. “Philomena ‘Phil’ McCarthy is a promising young…

Some recent reads

Both of these reads are from way back in August but I thought I should mention them as I enjoyed both of them for very different reasons. Val McDermid is one of my favourite authors and 1979 is her most recent book. 1979 is the story of Allie Burns, an investigative journalist whose stories lead…

Coincidence?

So strange that this quote is at the beginning of this book being read during Australia’s push to get everyone vaccinated and AstraZenta is a hot topic during COVID.  The book was first published in 2003. This is the fifth novel in the China Thrillers series. “A top Chinese swimmer kills himself on the eve…

A new book series for me.

Three of the books I bought at the bookshop in Maffra were by the author Peter May.  I have written about him in previous blog posts and the three books are part of a series called The China Thrillers. The first book is called The Firemaker. Taken from the back cover of the book. “LI…

Topical reading

I have been very quiet over the last couple of weeks as I have been watching the Tour de France.  Here in Australia the broadcast starts at about 8.30 or 9.00pm and continues until 1.30 or 2.00am the following morning.  Needless to  say my sleeping pattern has been completely altered during this time and the…

Great non fiction read

This little book was picked up for $1 at the book fair. Again it was a case of the the book cover catching my eye, but this time it was the title that sparked my interest. Not for all the tea in China is an idiom that is part of the English language. The book…