Monthly Archives: November 2016

The Salted Air by Thom Conroy – 2016

Another beautifully presented novel by Thom Conroy after his The Naturalist in 2014, an historical novel about the German naturalist Ernst Dieffenbach.  The Salted Air is contemporary and takes the form of the journal of 28 years old Djuna, who … Continue reading

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A Place to Bury Strangers by Grant Nicol – 2016

In my last review of a Grant Nicol book – The mistake, also set in Iceland – I suggested a longer novel might allow us more time to get to know his characters, saving them from the “all women are … Continue reading

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The Second Stage of Grief by Katherine Hayton – 2016

The second in Hayton’s Ngaire Blakes series and another great read!  Ngaire is still coming to terms with traumas suffered prior to and during the first installment (The three deaths of Magdalene Lynton) and is working temporarily in a law … Continue reading

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The Three Deaths of Magdalene Lynton by Katherine Hayton – 2016

This is cold case mystery story telling at its best – in fact the case was determined not to be a case at all forty years ago when a determination of accidental drowning was made – but now there is … Continue reading

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