Thursday, 1 September 2011

A few of the rest.....

Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death

When Agatha Raisin sells her London based PR business and moves to the sleepy English village of Carsely, she expects to have a quiet and uneventful life. However, when she enters a local baking competition with an illegal quiche , she unleashes a catalogue of events which will have disastrous consequences for some of the villagers.
I rather enjoyed this whimsical murder/ mystery - there's some lovely eccentricities that just leap off the page. Unexpectedly, I find myself hooked enough to want to read more, and have already ordered the next two books in the series.

In a True Light by John Harvey

When Sloane arrives at his London home on his release from prison, he finds a letter from an ex lover asking him to visit her because she is ill, and needs to tell him something. This information takes Sloane to America in search of something which will involve him in danger and heartbreak.

I always enjoy John Harvey's stand alone novels just as much as his detective series . This one has more emotional depth, and is rather more gritty. The action mostly takes place in the US which he describes very well.


Reading a Nora Roberts book is like settling down in your favourite armchair with a packet of chocolate biscuits !
Great writing, wonderfully addictive characters, and a story to become absorbed in ...loved it.

The Girl who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen

Sarah Addison Allen writes "feel good" books like no other author.
Reading The Girl Who Chased the Moon is like being wrapped in your favourite blanket, it's marshmallow soft, sugary sweet and easy to digest in one sitting.
Beautifully written from beginning to end - I really enjoyed it.

I think that I've now reviewed all the books I read in August -

jaffa and I are looking forward to an equally good reading list in September.....

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