Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton – A Book Review

Blurb: An irresistible tale of swashbuckling pirates in the New World from master storyteller Michael Crichton – now in paperback Jamaica, in 1665 a lone outpost of British power amid Spanish waters in the sunbaked Caribbean. Its capital, Port Royal, a cuthroat town of taverns, grog shops and bawdy houses – the last place imaginable…… Continue reading Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton – A Book Review

Read But Not Forgotten – The Bad Reads

Last week on my new, and hopefully not dreadfully short, series for ‘Read But Not Forgotten’ I looked at some of my favourite series starters from before I started blogging or reviewing in any meaningful fashion. Today’s offering is a look back at the books that I really wish I hadn’t wasted my time on.…… Continue reading Read But Not Forgotten – The Bad Reads

The Hard Goodbye By Chris Miller – A Book Review

Blurb:As the old axiom goes, if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. John Savage realized that too late.Following the biggest job of their lives, John and his small crew think they’ve got it made. But a lawyer, a junkie, a crooked cop, Savage and his girlfriend have unknowingly opened Pandora’s Box.…… Continue reading The Hard Goodbye By Chris Miller – A Book Review

What Makes For An Appealing Book Cover?

Obviously, there is no true, definitive answer for the title question. It’s the sort of question that has as many answers as there are people.   Likes Personally, I like a few different styles. I love minimalistic covers, elegantly stylish covers (with an oldy worldy type feel to them), covers that predominantly feature no more…… Continue reading What Makes For An Appealing Book Cover?

Madman Across the Water By Caroline Angel – A Book Review

Blurb: For generations one family has been haunted by something… something that stalks. It sees and listens, it watches and follows. In the shadows and mist it waits, to take you, to hurt you, perhaps to kill you. If it doesn’t kill you, you’ll wish it did. A creepy, suspenseful saga of family, horror, and…… Continue reading Madman Across the Water By Caroline Angel – A Book Review