Bomber

This description of 24 hours in 1943 and the experiences of those involved – German and British – in one RAF bombing raid of a small German town is so detailed, so meticulously researched, and so well-written, that you’re pulled right into all the lives and events described. Whether it’s the RAF crews collecting their …

Raising Hell

I saw Ken Russell’s film The Devils when it first came out, in 1971, and it knocked my teenage self for six.  It still does, so any chance to read anything at all about it is more than welcome. But packed as this is with interviews with cast members – living and dead – and …

2 Pendergast books

Pendergast - Aloysius Xingu Leng Pendergast - has skin as pale as moonlight, is always impeccably dressed (in black) and is independently wealthy. He has a knack for turning up (uninvited) at the scene of very strange murders and discovering the truth while surrounded (mostly) by self-serving know-nothings. This is because he knows everything. He’s …

No Cure For Love

I imagine that this has been re-published to cash in on the success of Peter Robinson’s Inspector Banks books. It’s set in Los Angeles, though, not Yorkshire and revolves around an actress being stalked by a psychopath from her past. This might have seemed fresh and exciting twenty years ago, when it originally appeared; now …