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The Manhattan Project by Paul McNeive
Posted by Doreen Finn in , .

John Wyse is in a spot of bother.  The New York City policeman finds himself in a city that is under attack, by an enemy that is everywhere and nowhere. ...

Two Journeys Home by Kevin O’Connell
Posted by Matthew de Lacey Davidson in , .

The great American jazz saxophonist, Charlie Parker, once said, “You’ve got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the...

Absolution by Paul E Hardisty
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘Of course it was the ultimate indulgence. Friends, lovers, family, people you cared for. They tied you down, kept you dependent, made you vulnerable. And worse, they paid for their...

Precept – A Novel by Matthew de Lacey Davidson
Posted by Kevin O'Connel in , .

Precept – A Novel represents but yet another artform into which Matthew de Lacey Davidson has delved. Already a published poet and similarly an author of short-stories, not to mention...

The Wife’s Tale by Aida Edemariam
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , , .

‘A ring was threaded onto her third finger, another onto the man’s. It would be years before she understood what she had promised.’ The Wife’s Tale, a personal history, is...

Black Water by Cormac O’ Keeffe
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘To exit Gangland, there’s a price to be paid…’ Black Water is the phenomenal debut novel from Irish Writer Cormac O’ Keeffe. Described as ‘fast-paced, compelling and expertly plotted’, Black Water is published by...

Half A World Away by Sue Haasler
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

Love is not always gentle and warm. Sometimes it brings destruction... I was really taken by this book and the story of Alex & Nicky, two star-crossed lovers. A little...

The Fear by CL Taylor
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘Mike is the love of my life and I am his.’ These are the chilling words from fourteen year old Louise (Lou) Wandsworth. Mike is old enough to be her...

Madam Tulip and The Bones of Chance by David Ahern
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , , .

‘The thrilling and hilarious Tulip adventures in which Derry O’Donnell, celebrity fortune-teller and reluctant amateur detective, plays the most exciting and perilous roles of her acting life, drinks borage tea,...

Keeper by Johana Gustawsson
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘The young woman was naked, sitting on the ground with her back against the dead tree trunk, legs wide apart, arms by her sides, the palms of her hands turned...