Monthly Archives: November 2013

Mysteerien huvila – The Villa of Mysteries (Nic Costa 02) by David Hewson

Synopsis: When a young woman turns up dead in a peat bog near the banks of the River Tiber, Teresa, a maverick pathologist, thinks she’s got the victim of an ancient Roman ritual on her hands. She’s wrong. Leo Falcone, … Continue reading

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Review: The Emperor’s Second Wife (The Rise of The Aztecs Series, book 3 ) by Zoe Saadia

I got a complimentary copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review. It didn’t influence my opinion in any way although I am very happy to say I count Zoe Saadia among my Internet friends … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: Dirty (Dan and Elle 01) by Megan Hart

Synopsis: This is what happened… I met him at the candy store. He turned and smiled at me and I was surprised enough to smile back. This was not a children’s candy store, mind you–this was the kind of place … Continue reading

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Review: The Strong Brain by Nathan L. Yocum

A complimentary copy of this novel was sent to me by the publisher – thank you! That fact of course didn’t influence my review in any way. Synopsis: Simon Craig can be called many things…psychic, alcoholic, drug addict, unlicensed private … Continue reading

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An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser

Synopsis: Clyde Griffiths finds his social-climbing aspirations and love for a rich and beautiful debutante threatened when his lower-class pregnant girlfriend gives him an ultimatum. “Gee! This book sure is gay!” Still valid. This book is tragic. Not because it … Continue reading

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Review: Touch Not the Cat by Mary Steward

Synopsis: When Bryony Ashley finds out that her dad has had a serious accident in Germany she rushes to say her goodbyes. Working in Madeira, she is aware she might be too late. She was alerted by her invisible friend … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: An Officer’s Duty (Theirs Not to Reason Why 02) by Jean Johnson

Synopsis: Jean Johnson—the national bestselling author of the Sons of Destiny novels—returns to the world she introduced in A Soldier’s Duty with a terrible vision of the future… Promoted in the field for courage and leadership under fire, Ia is … Continue reading

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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon

We had a positive start, this book and I. I swear we did. I read the first few pages of the first chapter and thought “I’m going to like this; it’s terribly long but I think I’m going to like … Continue reading

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Movie review: Breakfast at Tiffany’s directed by Blake Edwards

Synopsis: The scenario is loosely based on a novella by Truman Capote of the same title. The opening scene is also a great one: early in the morning a yellow taxi pulls up at Tiffany & Co on Fifth Avenue … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: A Soldier’s Duty (Theirs Not to Reason Why) by Jean Johnson

Synopsis: Ia is a precog, tormented by visions of the future where her home galaxy has been devastated. To prevent this vision from coming true, Ia enlists in the Terran United Planets military with a plan to become a soldier … Continue reading

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