Author Archives: alysonebaker

Overcast Sunday by Christodoulos Moisa – 2016

Well I was hoping there was going to be a good murder mystery in here somewhere – buried beneath at least two history books, one books of Greek philosophy and a small collection of extremely offensive Greek proverbs.  Moisa tells … Continue reading

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Psychobyte by Cat Connor – 2016

Readers of mysteries, thrillers, chick lit, paranormal fiction, police procedurals and the macabre will all find something to like about Psychobyte! It is the eighth in the …byte series, featuring FBI Agent Ellie Conway.  I found much to really like … Continue reading

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Skin of Tattoos by Christina Hoag – 2016

When I first started reading this book, I was thinking there are only so many stories you can tell – and that this was the one about the guy that gets out of prison, wants to go straight, can’t due … Continue reading

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Snark / David Elliot after Lewis Carroll – 2016

Warning: Not for the faint-hearted!  Snark: being a true history of the expedition that discovered the Snark and the Jabberwock … and its tragic aftermath is the delightful filling out of Lewis Carroll’s poems The Hunting of the Snark (an … Continue reading

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Dead Lemons by Finn Bell – 2016

Novels can get your adrenaline pumping, engage your head or your heart, or take you to other worlds.  Dead Lemons to a degree does all four of these.  The narrator is a paraplegic and we first meet him hanging upside … Continue reading

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The Pretty Delicious Café by by Danielle Hawkins – 2016

I picked up this book for a light feel-good romantic break from a run of bleak tales.  It started exactly as I had hoped, but then turned into a darker yet still sugar-coated read.  Set in a coastal town in … Continue reading

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A Moment’s Silence by Christopher Abbey – 2016

Martyn Percival is on a belated OE – in his early fifties he has successfully salvaged a career post redundancy, but wasn’t able to salvage his marriage once his wife of over thirty years was determined to leave.  He was … Continue reading

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