100 Best Books Of 21st Century? A Speculative List

Quot libros, quam beve tempus – (so many books, so little time) Every year multitudes of books are published across the world. Each is a window into an author’s mind. Some of those insights are beautiful, majestical, bountiful, even magical. Others are written by Clive Cussler. There are so many books out there that it […]

Going Solo – Roald Dahl Autobiography

Going Solo by Roald Dahl Roald Dahl is one of the world’s favourite children’s authors. He is responsible for stories such as The BFG, Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach. But he was not always a writer. He was also an adventurer and RAF pilot who fought in World […]

Humans, Bow Down – James Patterson Sci-fi

Humans, Bow Down by James Patterson & Emily Raymond (2017) It’s a bleak and dystopian future where the planet is under the control of androids. These callous machines have slaughtered most of humanity and left the rest in virtual slavery, or in hiding. Six is a teenage girl who lives on the Res (Reservation), a […]

Connections In Death – Eve Dallas Thriller By J.D. Robb

Connections in Death by J.D. Robb (2019) Eve Dallas is back in her latest adventure as she prowls the mean streets of New York in the 2060’s. This time Eve is tasked with finding the killer of Lyle Pickering, a recovering drug addict who had turned his life around until he was discovered dead with […]

Paper Ghosts – Julia Heaberlin

Paper Ghosts by Julia Heaberlin Grace was twelve when her sister Rachel, seven years older, disappeared near their Texas home. No one ever found where she went, but Grace never gave up the search. The main suspect was a renowned photographer named Carl Feldman, who was arrested and charged with the abduction and murder of […]

King Of Spies – Biography Of US Spy In Korea, By Blaine Harden

King Of Spies by Blaine Harden Donald Nichols was a working class boy who came from a troubled background in pre-Second World War United States. His mother ran out on his father when Donald was still very young, and left her husband to raise four bewildered sons. As a result, David Nichols grew up hungry […]

The Exorcist – Out Of The Shadows

The Exorcist – Out of The Shadows by Bob McCabe When The Exorcist movie was released in 1973, it sent shock-waves across the Western World, not just in cinema, but throughout society. Among those multitudes who went to view this film sensation were some who fainted and others who fled the cinema to be physically […]

A Book Of Bones – Supernatural Thriller By John Connolly

A Book Of Bones by John Connolly Charlies Parker is a private investigator based in Maine. But run-of-the-mill cases do not form the main part of Parker’s work. Following the savage murder of both his wife and young daughter, the former NYPD cop has been thrust into a world were demons and their human acolytes […]

Behold America – America First & The American Dream Explored

Behold America by Sarah Churchwell It was on Monday, 30th May, 1927, that patriotic New Yorkers took to the streets to celebrate Memorial Day. Also on the streets that day were members of the organisation of American Fascists, an Italian-American alliance that supported Mussolini. They marched through Manhattan with sporadic fights breaking out against those […]

Wrecked -Mystery Thriller By Joe Ide

Wrecked by Joe Ide Isaiah Quintabe, or IQ for short, is a black private investigator in East Long Beach, California. He has a quirky way of solving crimes and taking payment. His clients include local members of the working class community he hails from. They pay him in favours, services and reindeer jumpers. IQ has […]

Crime Scene – Thriller From Jonathon & Jesse Kellerman

Crime Scene by Jonathon & Jesse Kellerman Clay Edison is deputy coroner for Berkeley and has a heavy workload. He’s committed to his work and has little time for anything else. So when a case comes along that introduces him to the quirky but beautiful Tatiana Rennert, Clay finds himself drawn away from his obsession. […]

The Kings of Cool by Don Winslow

The Kings Of Cool by Don Winslow (2012) Ben, Chon and O are three surf-heads in Laguna Beach in 2005 California. They’re Bohemian stalwarts making their way as best they can in an unprincipled world. Chon is a Navy Seal, deployed on a regular basis to Afghanistan where he has little compunction about killing his […]