Archive of Book Reviews

Listed by author in alphabetical order


Aesop – The Dolphins, the Whales and the Gudgeon

Allsburg, Van – The Polar Express

Anon, The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-tongue

Archer, Jeffrey – Caste – Off

Archer, Jeffrey – Charity Begins At Home

Archer, Jeffrey – Clean Sweep Ignatius

Archer, Jeffrey – The Endgame

Archer, Jeffrey – Members Only

Archer, Jeffrey – One Man’s Meat

Archer, Jeffrey – Over My Dead Body

Archer, Jeffrey – Too Many Coincidences

Ashton, Juliet – The Woman at Number 24

Ashley, Phillipa – Christmas on the Little Cornish Isles: The Driftwood Inn

Ashley, Phillipa – A Perfect Cornish Christmas

Atkinson, Kate – Festive Spirits

Atwood, Margaret – The Handmaid’s Tale

Atwood, Margaret – The Testaments

Austen, Jane – Emma

Austen, Jane – Lady Susan and Other Works

Aveyard, Victoria – Realm Breaker


Barker, Cicley Mary – The Complete Book of the Flower Fairies

Barker, Pat – The Women of Troy

Batmanghelidj, Fereydoon – Your Body’s Many Cries for Water

Beard, Mary – SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

Benchley, John – Jaws

Bellairs, John – The House with a Clock in its Walls

Bennett, SJ – The Windsor Knot

Binchy, Maeve – Star Sullivan

Blake, Fanny – Stories to Make you Smile

Boccaccio, Giovanni – Mrs Rosie and the Priest

Bradford, Barbara Taylor – A Secret Affair

Brown Albert, George – Who Killed Jerusalem?

Bulgakov, Mikhail – The Heart of a Dog

Bunyan, John – The Pilgrim’s Progress

Burn, Joanne – The Hemlock Cure

Burton, Tim – The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy 

Burton, Tim – The Nightmare Before Christmas

Buxton, Richard – The Greek Myths that Shape the Way We Think

Byrne, Paula – The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things

Bythell, Shaun – The Diary of a Bookseller 


Capote, Truman – Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Carnarvon, The Countess – Christmas at Highclere

Catullus – The Complete Poems

Christie, Agatha – Midwinter Murder

Christie, Agatha – The Man in the Brown Suit

Christie, Agatha – The Murder on the Links

Christie, Agatha – The Murder of Roger of Ackroyd

Christie, Agatha – The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Christie, Agatha – The Secret Adversary

Christie, Agatha – The Secret of Chimneys

Claflin, Stacy – Girl in Trouble

Clark, Higgins Mary – Remember Me

Clarke, Susanna – Piranesi

Clarkson, Jeremy – Diddly Squat – A Year on the Farm

Clarkson, Jeremy – Til the Cows Come Home

Cleeves, Ann – Too Good To Be True

Clough Hugh, Arthur – Amours de Voyage

Collins, Sara – The Confessions of Frannie Langton

Collins, Suzanne – The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Collins, Wilkie – The New Magdalen

Cooney, Kara – The Woman Who Would Be King

Corey, James S. A – Abaddon’s Gate

Corey, James S. A – The Butcher of Anderson Station

Corey, James S. A – Leviathan Wakes

Corey, James S. A – Caliban’s War

Corey, James, S. A – Gods of Risk

Corey, James, S. A – Nemesis Games

Crockett, Thomas – Thorns in a Realm of Roses: The Henry Queens 

Crunden, Rebecca – These Violent Nights

Cumming, Laura – On Chapel Sands: My Mother and Other Missing Persons


Dahl, Roald – Matilda

Davies, Alison – Be More Cat

Defoe, Daniel – Moll Flanders

Dhand, AA – Darkness Rising

Dickens, Charles – Dombey and Son

Dickens, Charles – George Silverman’s Explanation

Dixon, River – The Smell of Cedar

Duvall, Dianne – Awaken the Darkness

Duvall, Dianne – Death of Darkness


Eliot, T. S. – Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats

Euripides – Andromache, Hecuba, Trojan Women

Everest, Elaine – Christmas at Woolworths

Everest, Elaine – Christmas with the Teashop Girls

Everest, Elaine – The Woolworths Girls


Fleming, Ian – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Foster, John – A Blue Poetry Paintbox

Fry, Stephen – Mythos


Gaiman, Neil – Coraline & Other Stories

Gaiman, Neil – The Graveyard Book

Galanter, Dave – Dead Endless

Garner, James – Politically Correct Holiday Stories

Garrett, Corrie – Worst Martian Playlist

Gayle, Mike – Half A World Away

Gayle, Mike – All the Lonely People

Golden, Arthur – Memoirs of a Geisha

Gooder, Paula – Women of Holy Week

Greene, Graham – Under the Garden

Greene, Graham – The Tenth Man

Gregory, Philippa – Dark Tracks

Griffiths, Elly – A Room Full of Bones

Griffiths, Elly – The Stone Circle

Griffiths, Elly – The Crossing Places

Griffiths, Elly – The Janus Stone

Griffiths, Elly – The Night Hawks

Griffiths, Elly – The Postscript Murders

Griffiths, Elly – The Lantern Men

Griffiths, Elly – The House at Sea’s End

Griffiths, Elly – The Last Remains

Grisham, John – Skipping Christmas


Halls, Stacey – Mrs England

Halls, Stacey – The Familiars

Haynes, Natalie – Stone Blind

Hawkins, Paula – Blind Spot

Hawthorne, Nathaniel – The Scarlet Letter

Hazeley, J. A and Morris, J. P – The Story of Brexit: A Ladybird Book

Henry, Veronica – The Apple Orchard

Henry, Veronica – Christmas at the Beach Hut

Herodotus – The Madness of Cambyses

Hoffmann, E. T. A. – The Nutcracker

Holland, Lucy – Sistersong

Holland, Richard – Shropshire Ghost Stories

Homer – The Iliad

Homer – The Odyssey 

Hopkins, Gerard Manley – As Kingfishers Catch Fire

Horowitz, Anthony – Moonflower Murders



James, Henry – The Turn of the Screw

James, Peter – Wish You Were Dead

Jewell, Lisa – The Family Upstairs

Johnson, Sophie – What Is Your Cat Really Thinking?

Jones, Dan – The Tale of the Tailor and the Three Dead Kings

Jordan, Robert – The Eye of the World

Jordan, Robert – The Great Hunt

Jordan, Robert – The Dragon Reborn


Katz, Malcolm – My Cat is a Dick

Kay, Adam – Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas 

Kay, Adam – Dear NHS 100 Stories to Say Thank You

Kerr, Judith – Mog’s Christmas

Kidd, Jess – Things in Jars

Kuivalainen, Amy – The Immortal City

Kuivalainen, Amy – The Sea of the Dead

Kuivalainen, Amy – The King’s Seal


Laski, Marghanita – The Victorian Chaise-Longue

Lee, Alan – The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook

Lee, Laurie – Village Christmas and Other Notes on the English Year

Liggett, William – Watermelon Snow

LoTempio, T. C. – The Time for Murder is Meow

Loos, Anita – Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Low, Shari – One Day In Winter


Mack, David – Star Trek Discovery: Desperate Hours

Malerman, Josh – Bird Box

Mantel, Hilary – Mantel Pieces

Marshall, Laura – Friend Request

Masefield, John – The Box of Delights

Masello, Robert – The Medusa Amulet

Matthews, Carole – Christmas Cakes and Mistletoe Nights

Matthews, Carole – Christmas for Beginners

Maurier, du Daphne – The Doll

McCormack, Una – Star Trek Discovery: The Way to the Stars

McCormack, Una – The Last Best Hope

McCormack, Una – Wonderlands

McDermid, Val – Christmas is Murder

McGilloway, Brian – Borderlands

Miller, John. Jackson – Star Trek Discovery: The Enterprise War

Miller. John. Jackson – Star Trek Discovery: Die Standing

Miller, Madeline – Circe

Miller, Madeline – Galatea

Miller, Madeline – The Song of Achilles

Milne, A. A. – Winnie – The – Pooh: Gloom and Doom for Pessimists

Moreno-Garcia, Silvia – Mexican Gothic

Morgan, Sarah – A Wedding in December

Morpurgo, Michael – Coming Home

Morpurgo, Michael – The Snowman

Morpurgo, Michael – There Once is a Queen

Mosse, Kate – The Black Mountain


Nister, Ernest – Magic Windows 

Nix, Garth – The Left-Handed Booksellers of London

Norbury, James – Big Panda and Tiny Dragon

North, Claire – Ithaca

Nouwen, Henri- The Inner Voice of Love


O’Farrell, Maggie – Hamnet

O’Leary, Beth – The Flat Share

Osman, Richard – The Thursday Murder Club

Ovid – The Fall of Icarus


Padel, Ruth – Tidings: A Christmas Journey

Palmer, Liza – Captain Marvel: Higher, Further, Faster

Parks, Jenny – Star Trek Cats

Parks, Jenny – Star Trek Next Generation Cats

Pearlman, Robb – Star Trek Discovery: The Book of Grudge

Pierce, Richard – Dead Men

Pierce, Richard – The Gates

Pilcher, Rosamunde – Coming Home

Pilcher, Rosamunde – The Empty House

Piper, Sophie – The Lion Book of Christmas Poems

Pratchett, Terry – The Carpet People


Quincey, Thomas De – On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts


Raphael, Alexander – The Summer of Madness

Rice, Anne – Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis

Rhys, Jean – Wide Sargasso Sea

Riva, Lana – The Existence of Amy

Rossetti, Christina – Poems

Rowling, JK – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Rowling, JK – Ickabog

Rowling, JK – The Christmas Pig

Rundell, Katherine – Why You Should Read Children’s Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise


Saint, Jennifer – Ariadne

Sansom, C. J – Dark Fire

Sansom, C. J – Dissolution

Sansom, C. J – Sovereign

Sappho – Sappho: Poems and Fragments

Seneca – Trojan Women

Shakespeare, William – Sonnets

Shakespeare, William – Twelfth Night

Shakespeare, William – Venus and Adonis

Shannon, Samantha – The Priory of the Orange Tree

Simenon, Georges – Maigret and the Saturday Caller

Simenon, Georges – Pietr the Latvian

Simenon, Georges – Maigret and the Calame Report

Simenon, Georges – Maigret and the Wine Merchant 

Simenon, Georges – The Late Monsieur Gallet

Simenon, Georges – The Night at the Crossroads

Simenon, Georges – The Carter of La Providence

Simenon, Georges – The Yellow Dog

Simenon, Georges – A Crime in Holland

Simenon, Georges – The Grand Banks Cafe

Simenon, Georges – A Man’s Head

Stevenson, Louis Robert – Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Sutherland, John – The Brontesaurus

Swallow, James – Star Trek Discovery: Fear Itself

Swallow, James – The Dark Veil


Taggart, Caroline – The Book Lover’s Bucket List

Tartt, Donna – The Goldfinch

Taylor, Andrew – Fireside Gothic

Taylor, Lulu – A Midwinter Promise

Tinniswood, Adrain – The House Party

Tolkien, J. R. R. – Letters from Father Christmas

Tolkien, J. R. R – Roverandom

Travers, P. L. – Mary Poppins

Truss, Lynne – Cat out of Hell


Utnik-Strugala, Monika – Christmas Is Coming: Traditions from Around the World 


Vincent, Bruno – Five at the Office Christmas Party

Virgil – The Aeneid


Walker-Meikle, Kathleen – Dogs in Medieval Manuscripts

Ward, Dayton – Star Trek Discovery: Drastic Measures

Weir, Alison – Anna of Kleve: Queen of Secrets

Weir, Alison – In the Shadow of Queens

Weir, Alison – Katherine of Aragon, The True Queen

Weir, Alison – Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen

Weir, Alison – Anne Boleyn: The King’s Obsession

Weir, Alison – Katheryn Howard: The Tainted Queen

Weir, Alison – Katharine Parr: The Sixth Wife 

Weir, Alison – The Blackened Heart

Weir, Alison – The Tower is Full of Ghosts Today

Weir, Alison – The Unhappiest Lady in Christendom 

Weir, Andy – Project Hail Mary

Weir, Alison – The Chateau of Briis: A Lesson in Love

Wells, Martha – All Systems Red

Wells, Martha – Artificial Intelligence

Wheatle, Alex – Witness

Wilde, Oscar – The Canterville Ghost

Wilde, Oscar – Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime

Wilson, A. N – Lilibet: The Girl Who Would be Queen

Wodehouse, P. G – Goodbye to all Cats



Young, Rosamund – The Secret Life of Cows


Zweig, Stefan – Chess


The Book Lover’s Guide to Tea

The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-tongue

A Very Murderous Christmas

Stories To Make You Smile

Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott, Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Laconis 

A Scandinavian Christmas