October 20, 2014
Werewolf by Matthew Pritchard

New Review - Werewolf by Matthew Pritchard #review #crime #history @saltpublishing

August 1945, Germany.

The Allies have won the war. Now they have to win the peace …

Silas Payne is a Scotland Yard officer seconded to Germany to help implement the Allied policy of denazification. When a former Waffen SS soldier is found murdered in the cellar of a requisitioned house, Payne begins an investigation that leads him on a tortuous path of discovery through the chaos of post-war…

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October 17, 2014
Nyctophobia by Christopher Fowler

New Review - Nyctophobia by Christopher Fowler #horror @solarisbooks

There are two things you need to know about haunted houses. One, there’s never been an actual authenticated haunted house. Two, it’s not the house that’s haunted, but the person.

Callie is a young architectural student who marries Mateo, a wine importer, and moves to a grand old house in Southern Spain. Hyperion House is flooded with light, it also has a mute gardener, a sinister housekeeper and…

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October 10, 2014
Malice by Keigo Higashino

New Review - Malice by Keigo Higashino #crime #review @LittleBrownUK

Acclaimed bestselling novelist Kunihiko Hidaka is brutally murdered in his home on the night before he’s planning to leave Japan and relocate to Vancouver. His body is found in his office, in a locked room, within his locked house, by his wife and his best friend, both of whom have rock solid alibis. Or so it seems.

Police Detective Kyochiro Kaga recognizes Hidaka’s best friend from years ago…

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October 7, 2014
Consumed by David Cronenberg

New Review: Consumed by David Cronenberg #crime #review @4thEstateBooks

Stylish and camera-obsessed, Naomi and Nathan thrive on the yellow journalism of the social-media age. They are lovers and competitors—nomadic freelancers in pursuit of sensation and depravity, encountering each other only in airport hotels and browser windows.

Naomi finds herself drawn to the headlines surrounding Célestine and Aristide Arosteguy, Marxist philosophers and sexual libertines.…

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September 30, 2014
Phoenix by Steve Byrne

Phoenix by Steve Byrne #review #horror

Vietnam 1967. Something monstrous has risen from the ashes of war…

When the US marines enter the hidden village of Mau Giang, they unleash an ancient darkness from within its temple walls. A fearful secret kept for generations by the native Montagnard tribespeople. Abraham Curtis travels to Vietnam to visit his sister Jenny, an aid worker in Saigon. Together they join a humanitarian convoy into…

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September 27, 2014
Braineater Jones by Stephen Kozeniewski

Braineater Jones by Stephen Kozeniewski #horror #review

Braineater Jones wakes up face down in a swimming pool with no memory of his former life, how he died, or why he’s now a zombie. With a smart-aleck severed head as a partner, Jones descends into the undead ghetto to solve his own murder. But Jones’s investigation is complicated by his crippling addiction to human flesh. Like all walking corpses, he discovers that only a stiff drink can soothe his…

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September 22, 2014
The Relic Guild by Edward Cox

The Relic Guild by Edward Cox #review #fantasy @gollancz

Magic caused the war. Magic is forbidden. Magic will save us.

It was said the Labyrinth had once been the great meeting place, a sprawling city at the heart of an endless maze where a million humans hosted the Houses of the Aelfir. The Aelfir who had brought trade and riches, and a future full of promise. But when the Thaumaturgists, overlords of human and Aelfir alike, went to war, everything…

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September 16, 2014
Sabotage by Matt Cook

Sabotage by Matt Cook #review #thriller

A cruise ship loses power in the North Atlantic. A satellite launches in the South Pacific. Professor Malcolm Clare—celebrated aviator, entrepreneur, and aerospace engineer—disappears from Stanford University and wakes up aboard an unknown jet, minutes before the aircraft plunges into the high seas.

An extortionist code-named “Viking” has seized control of a private warfare technology, pitting a…

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September 11, 2014
Breed by K T Davies

Breed by K T Davies #review #fantasy @FoxSpiritBooks

After being chased by a dragon, tricked by a demon, almost killed by a psychopathic gang boss and hunted by a ferocious arrachid assassin, Breed’s life really takes a turn for the worst.

Sentenced to five years bonded servitude to a one-handed priest magician, Breed must find the weapon of the ancient hero known only as the Hammer of the North within a year and a day.

With only a drug-addicted…

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September 5, 2014
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel #review @picadorbooks


The Georgia Flu explodes over the surface of the earth like a neutron bomb.

News reports put the mortality rate at over 99%.


Civilization has crumbled.


A band of actors and musicians called the Travelling Symphony move through their territories performing concerts and Shakespeare to the settlements that have grown up there. Twenty years after the pandemic, life feels…

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