" In the winner-takes-all stakes of the mating game, truly dead is what happened to the challengers that lost."
Book 1 of trilogy: Gaius Claudius Scaevola Ian J Miller has a creditable base on which his works sit comfortably – BSc (Hons 1), PhD; a hundred scientific papers, a “life-long fascination with theories in physical sciences”. Much of the early reading covers the main character's preparatory learning, a challenge worth taking on for both... Continue Reading →
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 →
The lovely DCI Steel is at it again – overloading McRae and the station’s crew with cases as fast as they arise: missing tramps, a missing teenage couple, a film crew obsessed with their production in the “magic witch” genre, drug bosses and drug gang wars, victims rolling out of the dark – left, right... Continue Reading →
Brian CLEGG's Infinity (full title - A Brief History of Infinity, the Quest to Think the Unthinkable, published 2003 by Robinson. Within his well crafted presentation of the mathematical delving into the concept of infinity, in the first three chapters alone he quotes or explains Douglas Adams' Hitch-hikers Guide the the Galaxy, physicist Richard Feynman,... Continue Reading →
Reflection is the key, as Evie tries to remember Kate’s life while struggling to make sense of her own
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 →