Thursday, 12 March 2009

Chemistry Of Death. by Simon Beckett

This the second of Simon /Beckett's books I have read and this is his first publication as usual I have read them them wrong way round but it did not matter too much. The book takes place in a village in Norfolk which as you know is one on my favourite places. The story is the start of Dr David Hunter stories he is a good character and it is a fast paced book with lots of twists and turns. In places it is very graphic even a bit gory at times but it is a good book and I would recommend it to anybody who likes a good thriller. I notice Simon has a new book just out with the same character in the lead. Will give Chemistry of Death 7/10. till next time Love Joan.

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Broken Skin. Stuart MacBride

Stuart MacBride is maybe an author you have not heard of before. As you know Taggart on the telly takes place in Glasgow, Rebus books by Ian Rankin and on the telly is set in Edinburgh, Stuart MacBride's thrillers take place in Aberdeen. When I started this book I really enjoyed it, some of the Aberdeen language is used and it is very funny the story was good and it moved along at a good pace something I like. Later in the book there was an awful lot of gratuitous swearing which I hate it even put Martina Cole in the shade and you now how I feel about that. Don't think I well read anymore of his work there are plenty of fine authors out there that can write books without all the swearing. Will only give this a 5/10 because of the swearing. Love Joan.