What drives someone to murder? MacBride has surpassed his excellent crime-writing perfection in this, the latest in the Logan McRae, now Aberdeen’s Police Professional Standards Inspector, series. Dear old Tuftie is as always, Tuftie. (Series’ fans will need no explanation.) Roberta Steel’s ghastly arrogance and sour mouth has expanded into a whole new realm of... Continue Reading →
I met New Zealand author Michael Botur at a poetry-reading event at Geyser Con – a week-long festival of fiction-noir held in late January. I just had to buy my own copy of True? Short Stories, his poetry is so riveting. (Expect a review of his poetry later.) This collection of sixteen stories are so... Continue Reading →
this a touching tribute to the people of Wellington and NZ in general who 'gave' fathers, sons, and brothers to a war that belonged to Britain - "King and Country" - and in many minds, not to New Zealand.
Ms Arnott has created the magic of Christmas in this collection of stories about the elves of Polaris – a world of magic, beyond ours. In each story we meet them in Polaris and our world. We first meet the elf Sylvia, and Martin and his small family, in our world. Magic transports Sylvia back... Continue Reading →
The war was over and Dad is coming home at last! But the days and weeks go by, and when he does return, Dad is not the happy man that young Rita once knew and Thomas thinks he remembers. Struggling to understand his sadness and fears, the kids accompany him as he readjusts to home... Continue Reading →
The Crystal Bluebird is a delightful kid’s adventure that will appeal to fans of The Wizard of Oz, The Narnia Chronicles, A Wrinkle in Time, and The Never-Ending Story. Readers who love fantasy, magic, and fairy tales will love this modern fairy-tale adventure set in an imaginary world filled with magical creatures, wonderful characters, and contemporary... Continue Reading →