Book Review: Working Stiff by Judy Melinek MD and TJ Mitchell

Just two months before the September 11 terrorist attacks, Dr Judy Melinek began her training as a New York City forensic pathologist. With her husband TJ and their toddler Daniel holding down the home front, Judy threw herself into the fascinating world of death investigation – performing autopsies, investigating death scenes, and counseling grieving relatives.Continue reading “Book Review: Working Stiff by Judy Melinek MD and TJ Mitchell”

Book Review: The End Of Men, by Christina Sweeney-Baird

Glasgow 2025. Dr Amanda Maclean is called to treat a young man with a mild fever. within three hours he dies. The mysterious illness sweeps through the hospital with deadly speed. The victims are all men. This is how is begins. Dr Maclean raises the alarm, but the sickness spreads to every corner of theContinue reading “Book Review: The End Of Men, by Christina Sweeney-Baird”

Book Review: The Queen’s Rival by Anne O’Brian

The War of the Roses storm through the country, and Cecily Neville, Duchess of York, plots to topple the weak-minded King Henry VI from the throne. But when the Yorkists are defeated at the battle of Ludford Bridge, Cecily’s family flee and abandon her to face a marauding Lancastrian army on her own. Stripped ofContinue reading “Book Review: The Queen’s Rival by Anne O’Brian”

Book Review: ‘Nobody’s Princess’ and ‘Nobody’s Prize’ by Esther Friesner

She is beautiful, she is a princess and Aphrodite is her favourite goddess, but something in Helen of Sparta just itches for more out of life. Unlike her prissy sister Clytemnestra she takes no pleasure in weaving and embroidery. And despite what her mother says, she is not even close to being interested in gettingContinue reading “Book Review: ‘Nobody’s Princess’ and ‘Nobody’s Prize’ by Esther Friesner”

Book Review: The Pull Of The Stars by Emma Donoghue

Dublin, 1918. In a country doubly ravaged by war and diseaase, Nurse Julia Powers works at an understaffed hospital in the city centre where expectant mothers who have come down with an unfamiliar flu are quarantined together. Into Julia’s stressful world step two outsiders: Doctor Kathleen Lynn, on the run from the police and aContinue reading “Book Review: The Pull Of The Stars by Emma Donoghue”

Book Review: Katherine, Tudor Duchess by Tony Riches

Attractive, wealthy and influential, Katherine Willoughby is one of the most unusual ladies of the Tudor Court. A favourite of King Henry VIII Katherine knew all his six wives, his daughters Mary and Elizabeth and his son Edward. Katherine becomes the ward of Tudor knight Charles Brandon. Her spanish mother Maria de Salinas is QueenContinue reading “Book Review: Katherine, Tudor Duchess by Tony Riches”

Book Review: The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory

“The year is 1539. Henry VIII must take another wife and the dangerous prize of the crown of England is won by Anne of Cleves. Although she is fascinated by the glamour of her new surroundings, she can sense a trap closing around her. Katherine Howard meanwhile is to flirt her way to the throne.Continue reading “Book Review: The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory”

Book Review: The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

Your neighbour told you she didn’t want your six month old daughter at the dinner party. Nothing personal, she just couldn’t stand her crying. Your husband said it would be fine. After all, you only live next door. You’d have the baby monitor and you’d take it in turns to go back every half hour.Continue reading “Book Review: The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena”

Book Review: The Ladykiller by Martina Cole

“George Markham has a nasty little hobby. He persues it in secret, behind closed doors. But now George’s little hobby is becoming an obsession, one that erupts into an orgy of vicious sexual depravity. Patrick Kelly is a hard man – the most feared man in london. His one soft spot is his daughter Mandy.Continue reading “Book Review: The Ladykiller by Martina Cole”

Book Review: All Creatures Great And Small by James Herriott

I was pondering what book to read next when my other half picked a book off the shelf and plonked it unceremoniously in my hands. That, he insisted, was a book that I would love. It wasn’t one that I would have picked up for myself. It was one that I vaguely remember my mumContinue reading “Book Review: All Creatures Great And Small by James Herriott”