Monthly Archives: November 2022

The Story So Far – November 2022

Okay, for various reasons I’m having to set this post up before the end of November, so when I refer to books read in November, I mean up till today, which is the 28th. I read fifteen books in November, … Continue reading

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OR: I Can See You

A review that originally appeared in Black Static #14:- I Can See You (Headline hardback, 512pp, £12.99), is the latest novel from Karen Rose, a writer with a proven track record in the crime/thriller genre. Noah Webster is a Minneapolis … Continue reading

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Ruby Tuesday

It’s Sunday, but here’s Melanie with “Ruby Tuesday”.

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Books Read in 2011

This post follows on from Books Read in 2010, which I posted at the end of October. And for 2011 I read one hundred and twenty books, fourteen up from the total in 2010, though again with some duplications. And, … Continue reading

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OR: The Kult

A review that originally appeared in Black Static #14:- Like the Carver (see Tuesday’s post), The Kult (Leucrota Press paperback, 328pp, $9.95) by Shaun Jeffrey is set in the UK and delivers an interesting variation on the serial killer theme. … Continue reading

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Trailer Trash – Avatar 2: The Way of Water

For some reason I still haven’t seen the first one as yet.

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OR: The Surrogate

A review that originally appeared in Black Static #14:- The Surrogate (Sphere paperback, 438pp, £6.99) by Tania Carver is, like Crucifix (see last Thursday’s post), a first novel, only this time with the distinctly unglamorous setting of Colchester, where a … Continue reading

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Stop! I Don’t Wanna’ Hear It Anymore

Pretty much how I feel a lot of the time.

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NR: Beyond the Veil

After an introduction by editor Mark Morris this second ‘Flame Tree Book of Horror’ gets off to a flying start with “The God Bag” by Christopher Golden in which a gay son learns something of his ailing mother’s relationship with … Continue reading

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OR: The Crucifix Killer

A review that originally appeared in Black Static #14:- I didn’t especially enjoy The Fifth Victim (see Tuesday’s post), and I have similar reservations about The Crucifix Killer (Simon & Schuster hardback, 423pp, £12.99) by Chris Carter. LA Homicide Detective … Continue reading

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