Huckleberry Fiend by J. Paul Drew

HUCKLEBERRY FIEND is a book made for bibliophile mystery fans, so there’s no wonder I had such a good time reading it. Our plot (which knows it’s ludicrous and knows we’ll find it ludicrous and revels in its own ludicrousness) centres on a former journalist, Paul, who comes into possession of the lost original manuscript…

The Cleaner by Mark Dawson

I, of course, know of Mark Dawson from his huge presence in the Indie author community. All he’s achieved is a great inspiration for all of us, and I’d be personally happy to succeed even half as well as he has. Until now though, I’d never read one of his thrillers. But having raced through…

Star Wars: Aftermath: Empire’s End

I gave qualified, but enthusiastic reviews to both the previous books in the series. The first one because it explored the wider universe and didn’t give much in the way of needless fan service by bringing in swathes of characters from the films; while the second I greatly enjoyed because of the depth Wendig was…

Too Close for Comfort by Adam Croft

A British police procedural/serial killer yarn which aims to be enjoyable hokum and succeeds admirably. That might look like I am damning with faint praise, but actually I liked that it was there to just entertain and not take itself too seriously, and I was entertained and didn't take it too seriously. In a fictional…