Monthly Archives: November 2012

Dying Words

Dying Wordsby Shaun Hutson

Hardened London detectives Birch and Johnson investigate an horrific series of murders in which the only link seems to be the work of two seemingly very different writers. But all is not as it seems, and as the murders get more brutal, and with no sign of how the murdered got into or away from the scene, the most unbelievable solution seems to become the only answer.

Shaun Hutson manages to combine great story telling with horror and mystery. His books always look into the darker site of urban life that is gripping, fantastic and often frighteningly believable.

Even though I had read the book before the ending took me a little by surprise.

A really good read for anyone who enjoys a good horror story.

When Will There Be Good News? (Jackson Brodie #3)

When will there be good news?by Kate Atkinson

So, when will there be good news? The third of Kate Atkinson’s Jackson Brodie novels sees our hero back in Edinburgh, but with his new life falling about around him. And he’s not the only one who’s life has just been derailed – quite literally – thanks to an interrupted train journey. 

The interesting thing about this book is that Jackson himself is almost peripheral, or so it seems, until the end when the threads of the story all come together. The main focus is sixteen-year-old Reggie (Regina) Case and her employer Dr Joanna Hunter.

Reggie and Joanna each have their secrets and as the story unfolds, we see their hidden strengths.

“When Will There Be Good News?” is an excellent read. Although not a comic book it has plenty of humour which help keep the book less intense that many other similar books.

Can’t wait to read the fourth book.