Tag: mystery

1. ‘Slade House’ by David Mitchell

Time for the first review of 2016! I decided to start the new year with a quick story which I was sure I would like: David Mitchell’s recently released horror story about the mysterious Slade House. Slade House …

27. ‘The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

I count Murakami among my favourite writers. I read three of his books before this one – The Elephant Vanishes, Norwegian Wood and Kafka on the Shore – and I have several more unread ones on my shelves. About a month ago I …

2. ‘First Impressions’ by Charlie Lovett

I didn’t even get halfway through the first line of the blurb before I decided that I wanted this book: “Book lover and Jane Austen enthusiast Sophie Collingwood has barely started her new job at an antiquarian bookshop …

29. ‘The Boy in the Book’ by Nathan Penlington

This book took me on a little adventure of my own. As I was reading, I came across a mention of The Great Diary Project, which reminded me that I have a little diary about 1940s Paris written by …

An interview with W Scott Beaven

A few weeks ago I reviewed Riccarton Junction by W Scott Beaven, a novel about a British-Japanese teenager uprooted from her home in London and taken to the Scottish borderlands. There she encounters racism, romance and the underground world …