As a huge fan of Oscar Wilde’s shorter works (The Importance of Being Earnest, Lady Windermere’s Fan, An Ideal Husband andThe Canterville Ghost) it is with great pleasure that I welcome the author of Oscar’s Ghost, Laura Lee to Booklover Book Reviews. Laura shares with us the fascinating story of how she came to write […]
Three advance copies of titles by some of my favourite authors added to the reading pile recently… Look for Her by Emily Winslow [ Book Depository | Amazon | Booktopia ] This is the fourth title in Emily Winslow‘s highly regarded literary thriller series starring detectives Morris Keene and Chloe Frohmann.
Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive – but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Synopsis ‘Funny, touching, and unpredictable.’ – Jojo Moyes Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles […]
The second title in Simon Booker’s thriller series starring investigative reporter Morgan Vine. Kill Me Twice Synopsis : ‘They got the right matches. But did they get the right person?’ Kill Me Twice finds investigative journalist Morgan Vine on the rise, her ‘one woman innocence project’ book has become a bestseller, and she’s the go-to for everyone […]
The Talented Ribkins Synopsis : At seventy-two, Johnny Ribkins shouldn’t have such problems: He’s got one week to come up with the money he stole from his mobster boss or it’s curtains for Johnny. What may or may not be useful to Johnny as he flees is that he comes from an African-American family that has been […]
The Second Stella Hardy Novel Too Easy Synopsis : Wisecracking social worker Stella Hardy returns, and this time she’s battling outlaw bikie gangs, corrupt cops, and a powerful hunger for pani puri. On a stormy Halloween night, Stella gets a call from her best friend, Detective Phuong Nguyen. Phuong has a problem. Or rather her lover, Bruce […]
Spring Garden Synopsis : Winner of the Akutagawa Prize, a sharp, photo-realistic novella of memory and thwarted hope. Divorced and cut off from his family, Taro lives alone in one of the few occupied apartments in his block, a block that is to be torn down as soon as the remaining tenants leave. Since the death of […]
Caleb Zelic Thriller, Book 2 And Fire Came Down Synopsis : Deaf since early childhood, Caleb Zelic used to meet life head-on. Now he’s struggling just to get through the day. His best mate is dead, his ex-wife, Kat, is avoiding him, and nightmares haunt his waking hours. But when a young woman is killed after pleading […]