Author Archives: petertennant

OR: Last Time I Lied

A review that originally appeared on the Case Notes blog at ttapress.com on the 11th of July last year:- Last Time I Lied (Ebury Press tpb, 384pp, £8.99) is the second book from American author Riley Sager (I reviewed his … Continue reading

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NR: Harbour

HARBOUR (Quercus tpb, 528pp, £9.99) is the second book I’ve read by John Ajvide Lindqvist (after Handling the Undead back in 2010, and you can find my thoughts on that work here) and the first book I read in 2019 … Continue reading

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2020 Graphic Miscellany #1

Actually I read these three books toward the end of 2019, but we’re living in a post-factual world, so let’s not bother ourselves with that. Hewligan’s Haircut Written by Peter Mulligan, illustrated by Jamie Hewlett Hewligan is incarcerated in a … Continue reading

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On New Year Day

Happy New Year to anyone who is still reading this blog. I wish you all the happiness you deserve in 2020, and if you don’t deserve happiness then may your troubles be no greater than you can easily bear. For … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas

It’s that time of the year again, when I offer festive greetings and good wishes to anyone who is still reading this blog, be they regulars or passing trade. I hope you want everything you get and get everything you … Continue reading

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Filler content with bedlam

A review that originally appeared in The Third Alternative #26:- RICHARD DADD IN BEDLAM Alan Wall Vintage, £6.99 Alan Wall, to judge by the fifteen stories in this collection, is one of those writers who defy easy categorisation. Take the novella ‘A … Continue reading

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Filler content with magic terror

A review that originally appeared in The Third Alternative #27:- MAGIC TERROR Peter Straub Harper Collins pb, 335pp, £9.99 After the merely average pleasures of The Hellfire Club, this collection, consisting of two superb novellas, ‘Porkpie Hat’ and ‘Mr Clubb and Mr … Continue reading

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