BEST OF 3: Author June Trop Picks Crime Classics

BEST OF 3: Author June Trop Picks Crime Classics

As the author of the Miriam bat Isaac Mystery Series, folks often ask me which mysteries are my favorites. Hard question. I’ve read mysteries my entire life and still do. But the following three in no particular order stand out as my all-time favourites.  1) The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle The…

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BEST OF 3: Niraj Kapur, Author, Screenwriter and Entrepreneur

BEST OF 3: Niraj Kapur, Author, Screenwriter and Entrepreneur

In 2010, I had a mid-life crisis after I lost my job in the recession and couldn’t pay the bills. After months of struggling, feeling sorry for myself and failing to improve, I thankfully discovered personal development. Wandering through WH Smith newsagents, too embarrassed to venture into the self-help section, a magazine called SUCCESS caught…

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BEST OF 3 – Kidlit Faves From Alun Davies, Author

1) The Billy Bunter series by Charles Hamilton The first book, indeed set of books, I remember reading at the Library in Ebbw Vale was The Billy Bunter series. Every Saturday morning I sat near the window overlooking the High Street reading Chapter after Chapter. It was the first time I ever recall laughing out…

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BEST OF THREE: Jane Holland, author

I cut my teeth on action heroes before the age of ten, in love with H. Rider Haggard’s African adventure stories and Zane Grey’s hauntingly atmospheric Westerns. Yet for some reason I didn’t graduate to being a thriller reader as an adult. I tried a few modern thrillers, but got bored. All those clipped military…

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BEST OF 2017: These Books Should Be Movies!

See ALL the 90 books I read in 2017, HERE. And for my FINAL ‘Best of 2017’ Best of 3! Following on from the great dystopian (and highly cinematic) read, The Feed – I thought I would take a look at 3 of my favourite reads that I reckon should DEFINITELY be movies or TV…

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BEST OF 3: Paul Bassett Davies, author and screenwriter

1) The Polish Officer by Alan Furst Alan Furst is a criminally underrated writer. His books are mainly set in and around the second World War, and he writes about the compromised, overlapping worlds of espionage, resistance fighters, collaborators, diplomats, and spies. To my mind he’s as easily as good as Graham Greene or Le…

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BEST OF 3: Rosie Fiore, author

What a delicious post to write! If reading is like eating, then a truly well-written book is like a five-star, gourmet feast. There are literally hundreds of books I could have chosen for this post, but I thought I would restrict myself to delights I have recently read. 1) The Essex Serpent – Sarah Perry What…

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BEST OF 2017: My Most Thought-Provoking Reads

See ALL the 90 books I read in 2017, HERE. I love a good, literary, thought-provoking read … so these 3 were my top picks for 2017. Check out my 2-line reviews and/or click on the links to see my full reviews on Goodreads for them. Enjoy! 1) Everything I Never Told You by Celeste…

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