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Piers Paul Read: A Patriot in Berlin

Piers Paul Read is something of an oddity in contemporary English fiction, in that he…

Reading Burgess

As my dear reader will know, Anthony Burgess is a constant presence in my life,…

David Hewson: Sleep Baby Sleep

This is the fourth in David Hewson‘s series featuring Amsterdam-based detective Pieter Vos, and old…

Neil Campbell: Sky Hooks

As a Mancunian, for me one of the immediate delights of this novel by Neil…