Category Archives: Bateman


As I was wading through this book I needed something…lighter… to act as a counterweight for my poor brain which was being bombarded with horrid images that will probably give me nightmares for months. I could think of nothing better … Continue reading

Posted in Bateman, book review, Ireland | 7 Comments

Happy St Patrick’s Day to all

Imitiation is the sincerest form of flattery so I will copy Kim’s idea of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by highlighting the Irish books I have reviewed here on the blog. It’s important to note that I’m imitating the idea not the … Continue reading

Posted in Alan Glynn, Bateman, Gene Kerrigan, Ian Sansom, Ireland, list, Rob Kitchin, Stuart Neville | 9 Comments

Books of the Month – August 2010

That Was Then August was a hectic month involving the country’s most bizarre election (which had me watching far more TV than I normally would) and an invasion from overseas (i.e. family came to visit). Both of these activities left … Continue reading

Posted in Bateman, books of the month, charts, charts, charts, Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo, P M Newton (Aus) | 17 Comments

Review: Mystery Man by Bateman

A tip of the hat to Mack of Mack Captures Crime for recommending this book. The unnamed narrator of Mystery Man owns a crime fiction bookshop in Belfast, No Alibis: Murder is Our Business, and when the private detective next … Continue reading

Posted in Bateman, book review, Northern Ireland | 10 Comments

Will people think I’m crazy and do I care?

Realising it is due to go back to the library in a couple of days, tonight I started The Mystery Man by Bateman (who seems to have lost his first name in the past couple of years). And now I have … Continue reading

Posted in Bateman, progress report | 17 Comments

Books of the Month – June 2010

That Was Then I only finished 11 books in June and formally consigned one to the DNF pile. It’s hard to pick my favourite book for the month as both Blacklands by Belinda Bauer and The Darkest Room by Johan … Continue reading

Posted in Adrian Hyland (Aus), Andrea Camilleri, Bateman, Belinda Bauer, books of the month, Deon Meyer, Elly Griffiths, Johan Theorin, John Hart, Leah Giarratano (Aus), Linda Castillo, Mario Vargas Llosa, Rob Kitchin, Stuart Neville | 13 Comments