All He Ever Wanted

Stiff, pompous, self-satisfied and narrow-minded men seldom feature as protagonists of stories. But then this is hardly his story. On the face of it, anyway. Professor Nicholas Van Tassel first spots Etna Bliss at the scene of a fire. And it is a fair measure of the man that even as fire devoured a building […]

Inkworld Trilogy 1: Inkheart

It isn’t really a new idea. Any storyteller would toy with the idea of writing one about storybook characters come to life. But like I once read somewhere, there are no new ideas. Only old ideas told in a new way. And to give Inkheart credit, it doesn’t take much away from you wanting to […]

Where or When

  This is my story, as it is yours. This is anybody’s story and everybody’s. Anita Shreve’s Where or When reads like a long forgotten favourite song that, you know in your bones, you’ll never forget. It is the story of the first bloom of love at 14 and its transcendence into a bone-deep longing […]

Eye of the Witch

When one woman slits her wrists and commits suicide people think it’s sad. But when three women commit suicide in as many weeks, Detective Carlos of the New Castle PD thinks it’s suspicious. Especially when all three women seemed to have no probable cause for killing themselves. Retired Detective Anthony Marcella is trying to bury […]