Month: February 2017

How to Turn (Another) Idea into a Novel…

A little while ago, I wrote about the inspiration behind my last book ‘Death on a Dirty Afternoon’ which came out in November. With three other books currently germinating away (ie being written), I hadn’t intended embarking on another one just yet, however… A few weeks back, author and blog queen Vicki Turner asked if…

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‘Chopin’s Ghost’ by Cary Marc Grossman

Chopin’s Ghost Legendary pianist Fryderyk Chopin haunts would-be rock star Robin Hanley, painting the boy’s dreams with confusing thoughts and images. As Robin grows, his musical talent grows with him, but as he becomes a successful musician, he finds the continuing visions increasingly troublesome. Faced with an unusual talent for changing the weather and the…

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‘The Ruins’ by Daniel Bristow-Bailey

The Ruins Fifteen-year-old Edward leaves his family to stay at the labyrinthine palace of Lord Norbert where he is to be tutored in the ways of Saxon nobility, before being baptised into the Christian faith. But the young man has much to learn and soon realises his new environment is positively seething with political intrigue,…

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‘Gnarled Bones and Other Stories’ by Tam May

Gnarled Bones and Other Stories Exploring ideas about loss, fear, and guilt Tam May tells stories that don’t hold back. From orphaned siblings and tainted musicians, to strange art, divorce and the circus, here are five explorations of what it is to be human. Ms May’s tales are beautifully crafted, portraying characters who are deeply…

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