Master & Commander by Patrick O’Brian – A Book Review

Blurb: Master and Commander is the first of Patrick O’Brian’s now famous Aubrey/Maturin novels, regarded by many as the greatest series of historical novels ever written. It establishes the friendship between Captain Jack Aubrey RN and Stephen Maturin, who becomes his secretive ship’s surgeon and an intelligence agent. It contains all the action and excitement…… Continue reading Master & Commander by Patrick O’Brian – A Book Review

Read But Not Forgotten – Historical Fiction

This week I’m taking a look back at some of my enjoyable reads from the past … both from my reading past and the literal past. Historical Fiction is my genre of choice this week. I’ve always been the kind of guy who looks back at the past and just wants to learn more about…… Continue reading Read But Not Forgotten – Historical Fiction

Something Fresh by P.G. Wodehouse – An Audio Book Review

Blurb: This is the first Blandings novel, in which P.G. Wodehouse introduces us to the delightfully dotty Lord Emsworth, his bone-headed younger son, the Hon. Freddie Threepwood, his log-suffering secretary, the Efficient Baxter, and Beach the Blandings butler. As Wodehouse wrote, ‘without at least one imposter on the premises, Blandings Castle is never itself’. In Something…… Continue reading Something Fresh by P.G. Wodehouse – An Audio Book Review

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

Tomb of Gods by Brian Moreland – A Book Review

Blurb: Deep inside the tomb exists a hidden world of wonder and terror. In 1935, British archaeologists vanished inside an Egyptian cave. A year later, one man returned covered in mysterious scars. Egyptologist Imogen Riley desperately wants to know what happened to the ill-fated expedition led by her grandfather. On a quest for answers, she…… Continue reading Tomb of Gods by Brian Moreland – A Book Review

Viking: Odinn’s Child by Tim Severin

Blurb: Our story begins in the year 1001 and the toddler, Thorgils Leiffson, son of Leif the Lucky and Thorgunna, arrives on the shores of Brattahlid in Greenland to be brought up in the foster care of a young woman – Gudrid. Thorgils is a rootless character of quicksilver intelligence and adaptability. He has inherited…… Continue reading Viking: Odinn’s Child by Tim Severin

The Manifestations of Sherlock Holmes by James Lovegrove

Blurb:  Tales of treachery, intrigue and evil… MAVERICK DETECTIVE SHERLOCK HOLMES AND HIS FAITHFUL CHRONICLER DR JOHN WATSON RETURN IN TWELVE THRILLING SHORT STORIES The iconic duo find themselves swiftly drawn into a series of puzzling and sinister events: an otherworldly stone whose touch inflicts fatal bleeding; a hellish potion unlocks a person’s devilish psyche;…… Continue reading The Manifestations of Sherlock Holmes by James Lovegrove

The Golden Key by Marian Womack – A Book Review

Blurb: 1901. After the death of Queen Victoria, England heaves with the uncanny. Séances are held and the dead are called upon from darker realms. Helena Walton-Cisneros, known for her ability to find the lost and the displaced, is hired by the elusive Lady Matthews to solve a twenty-year-old mystery: the disappearance of her three…… Continue reading The Golden Key by Marian Womack – A Book Review