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OR: Kissing the Beehive

A review that originally appeared in The Third Alternative #21:- KISSING THE BEEHIVE Jonathan Carroll Vista pb, 251pp, £6.99 As a child in the idyllic town of Crane’s View, Sam Bayer discovered a dead body, that of murdered cheerleader Pauline ‘the Beehive’ … Continue reading

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OR: Razorjack & Monster Massacre

A couple of reviews that originally appeared on the Case Notes blog at ttapress.com on the 29th of July last year:- A picture is supposed to be worth a thousand words, though I’m not sure my double review of these … Continue reading

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OR: Mycroft Holmes & The Stuff of Nightmares

A couple of reviews that originally appeared on the Case Notes blog at ttapress.com on the 25th of July last year:- Having started the week with a detective story set in the year 1815 (see previous blog entry), it seems … Continue reading

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OR: The Detective and the Devil

A review that originally appeared on the Case Notes blog at ttapress.com on the 22nd of July last year:- Perhaps it’s the looming shadow cast by the Tory leadership election and the (real or not) threat of a post-Brexit move … Continue reading

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OR: Breakfast with the Borgias

A review that originally appeared on the Case Notes blog at ttapress.com on the 18th of July last year:- BREAKFAST WITH THE BORGIAS (Arrow Books/Hammer tpb, 248pp, £7.99) is the first book I have read by DBC Pierre, a former … Continue reading

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OR: The Nudist Colony

A review that originally appeared in The Third Alternative #26:- THE NUDIST COLONY Sarah May Vintage, £6.99 Fourteen-year-old Aesop is knocked down one evening by Ludwig James’ chauffeur driven car, and on a whim the older man adopts him as a kind … Continue reading

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OR: Malaria

A review that originally appeared in The Third Alternative #26:- MALARIA Susan Hillmore Jonathan Cape, £10 Zoologist and TV personality Sir Alexander Haye comes to the former island paradise of Mannar, now ruled by a corrupt government and torn apart … Continue reading

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