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Monthly Archives: February 2012
Ulysses S. Grant, victorious general of the American Civil War has returned to his hometown of Georgetown, Ohio. With Andrew Johnson apparently struggling in the White House following Lincoln’s assassination, people are looking to Grant to stand for the Presidency. … Continue reading
A return to one of the more difficult to obtain series by Paul Doherty, namely the Kathryn Swinbrooke mysteries, set in Canterbury in the immediate aftermath of the Wars of the Roses. As we open this story, Kathryn, a physician … Continue reading
It’s been nearly two months since I bought myself a Kindle, so I think it’s time to share my thoughts on the device and at the same time give a few recommendations as to bargains that can be snapped up … Continue reading
Ten years ago, Emma Beswick left her lodgings in the Lake District and vanished without trace. In the present, a mysterious individual, Guy, returns to the Lakes after a ten year absence – and feels compelled to call a local … Continue reading
First published 1903, The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist is the fourth story in the third collection of short stories, The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
During an excavation of an Elizabethan merchant’s house, archaeologist Neil Watson discovers the bones of a new-born baby. His old friend Wesley Peterson, newly arrived in Tradmouth CID, finds parallels with one of his cases – the disappearance without a … Continue reading
Regular readers may recall my ramblings about supporting local bookshops – time for an update. For anyone living in the North-West, particularly in Merseyside, I can heartily recommend Formby Books. Tucked into the back of the card shop Derbyshires, it … Continue reading