George Pelecanos – The Turnaround, A Book Review

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It’s the summer of 1972 in the rough neighbourhood of Washington DC. Three white teenagers decide to drive through a traditional black neighbourhood dubbed ‘Heathrow Heights’ for want of anything else to do, to kick up a little dust. And this they manage to do up until a point. Only, this being a George Pelecanos novel, you know it is not going to end well!

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Cold In Hand, John Harvey – A Book Review

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Those of you who are familiar with the writer John Harvey will know about the character Charlie Resnick. He features in several John Harvey books, Cold in Hand being no exception. Continue reading “Cold In Hand, John Harvey – A Book Review”

Goodnight Lady, Martina Cole – A Book Review

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Happy 2018 – Gosh where did 2017 go? Let’s hope the NEW YEAR is starting with a bang for you! While I am on the subject of starting January 2018 with a bang, here is my favourite Martina Cole book. Yes, that British crime writer who started her career 26 years ago with the bestselling novel Dangerous Lady.

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The Jackdaw, Luke Delaney – A Book Review

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Were you wondering what a jackdaw was? So was I, so I looked it up. A jackdaw is a bird belonging to the crow family. And if you want to discover the relevance of a jackdaw to the title of this crime novel, then you are going to have to read the book!

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Sharon Bolton, Dead Woman Walking – A Book Review

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This was an interesting and altogether curious read. Although I have heard of the author Sharon Bolton for sometime this is the first book I have read.

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Stuart MacBride: Cold Granite – A Book Review

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I have just finished reading Cold Granite, a novel by the Scottish writer Stuart MacBride.  You know the sort of scenario for us writer types. You have just finished reading one book and are looking for your next great read…

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Nights in Rodanthe – Nicholas Sparks Book/Film Rewiew

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Hello again. If you have been following my blog postings here at Sharon’s Writers Tidbits you will be aware that I am forever referring to books that have been made into major movies.  Continue reading “Nights in Rodanthe – Nicholas Sparks Book/Film Rewiew”