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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More