Book Review of ‘The Battle of Cable Street’ by Tanya Landman

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Political tensions are heightening on the streets of Stepney, and as Oswald Mosley comes to power, Elsie begins to see friendships torn apart ... Award-winning author Tanya Landman explores the rise of antisemitic fascism in 1930s London in this gripping new story. Life has always been tough on the streets of Stepney, where Elsie and … Continue reading Book Review of ‘The Battle of Cable Street’ by Tanya Landman

Audiobook review of ‘Fifty-Four Pigs’ by Philipp Schott

Narrated by Miles Meili Duration: 7 hours 2 minutes This is a cozy-ish murder mystery set in Winnepeg, Canada. It begins with a barn full a pigs exploding. Authorities find the bodies of fifty-four pigs and one adult male. Vet Dr. Peter Bannerman has previous experience of helping out with police investigations, and when his … Continue reading Audiobook review of ‘Fifty-Four Pigs’ by Philipp Schott

Book Review of Old Wounds: A Nick Shelby Case and Other Crime Stories by Tom Batt

Old Wounds is a collection of fifteen short crime stories from dark detective noir to domestic murder. In this book you’ll find everything from stories set in Victorian London, 1940s Los Angeles, a dystopian future, and pretty much everything in between. Batt is certainly inventive with his settings and characters, and you won’t find many … Continue reading Book Review of Old Wounds: A Nick Shelby Case and Other Crime Stories by Tom Batt

Book review of ‘Moonlight and the Pearler’s Daughter’ by Lizzie Pook

In this novel, we find ourselves in Western Australia in 1886. Eliza Brightwell has been living with her family at Bannin Bay since their arrival when she was ten years old. Ten years later, and Eliza’s eccentric father has become a successful and respected captain of a pearl-diving boat. When the boat returns after months … Continue reading Book review of ‘Moonlight and the Pearler’s Daughter’ by Lizzie Pook