Reviews of books in this genre:

The Silkworm by

I very much enjoyed the first book in the series, so had no hesitation in seeking this one out. We again follow private detective Cormoran Strike, with the help of Robin, his secretary, who is rapidly turning into his sidekick/partner. Again we’re given a mystery that appears to be one thing, but is in fact – Read the rest of this review

The Cuckoo’s Calling by

I don’t normally read mysteries, although I do watch them on TV, strangely. I obviously knew who the book was actually written by, and I’d kind of avoided it for that reason, but it got enough praise I thought I would give it a go. Glad I did. I was pulled into the story very quickly – Read the rest of this review

Angels and Demons by

I was heading out the Cannes Film Festival and I wanted to take a book with me, as the festival was opening with The Da Vinci Code and I had a copy of the Angels and Demons in my ‘too read’ pile, I thought it was an appropriate choice. Although Brown is best known for – Read the rest of this review

Decipher by

From the guy who wrote the 51st State movie (with Sam Jackson). A truly awesome book in terms of scope, vision and detail and it has a lovely mix of science, history and myth.