Monthly Archives: September 2016

Red Herring by Jonothan Cullinane – 2016

  What a cracker!  A noir novel set in tea-drenched 1950s New Zealand.  With the 1951 waterfront strike as the backdrop, Red Herring sets PI Johnny Molloy on the track of a murky character who has supposedly drowned in the … Continue reading

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The Blackbird Sings at Dusk by Linda Olsson – 2016

You just have to let yourself drift with this one – it is beautifully written and nicely plotted, but a little heavy handed with the symbolism and message.  Elizabeth is slowly fading away in her Stockholm apartment when a neighbour, … Continue reading

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The Seer’s Wolf by Barbara Petrie – 2015

Well I was baffled by this book.  The idea of a werewolf tale set in rural Canterbury in the 1950s is very very promising.  But despite the cover telling us this is the story of a werewolf in rural New … Continue reading

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