Reading Club

I assume you're here at this website because you like my books. Good. And that also means you might like the books I enjoy reading, and that all of us might enjoy the books that you read, so this is simply a place where we can exchange news of books - any books - not just historical novels. Tell us if you've read something wonderful and entertaining, and we'll post your recommendations and reviews here. And, please, let us know what you think of these recommendations!

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DARK HOLLOW

Written by: John Connolly

Published by: Simon and Schuster

Submitted By: Bernard

I read John Connolly’s first novel (Every Dead Thing) in paperback on an aeroplane and, on landing, immediately bought it in hardback. He writes creepy, tense, hugely imaginative thrillers and, because he’s just starting, you have a chance to collect…

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FIREBREAK

Written by: Richard Stark

Published by: Mysterious Press

Submitted By: Bernard

American readers probably won’t need any introduction to the Parker novels by Richard Stark (who is actually the thriller writer Donald Westlake), but Parker is not as well- known in Britain and he deserves to be. If you like your…

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PREY SERIES

Written by: John Sandford

Published by: Berkley Pub Group

Submitted By: Bernard

This series, like the Parker books, are hugely popular in the States, but for some reason have not made the same impact in Britain. I adore this series – Lucas Davenport is a great hero, a detective in Minneapolis-St Paul,…

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MYSTIC RIVER

Written by: Dennis Lehane

Published by: HarperCollins

This is a suspenseful, psychological thriller set in Boston that starts with a friendship between three 11-year old boys – one day changed forever – then brings them together again 25 years later. It’s a great book!

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