Category Archives: Leighton Gage

Books of the month: February 2015

Pick of the month Although I’ve had another month full of great reading experiences I can’t go past the first book I finished as my pick for the month. PRESENT DARKNESS is Malla Nunn’s best book to date (and I’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Agnete Friis, Alan Hunter, books of the month, Cath Staincliffe, Ellery Adams, Elly Griffiths, Gabrielle Lord (Aus), K.T. Medina, Leighton Gage, Lene Kaaberbol, Lizzy Chandler, Malla Nunn (Aus), Robert Gott (Aus), Tracy Ryan | 9 Comments

Review: EVERY BITTER THING by Leighton Gage

I tend not to read book blurbs these days (fear of spoilers) and often by the time I get around to reading a specific book from my TBR mountain I’ve long forgotten the review or recommendation that prompted me to … Continue reading

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Review: DYING GASP by Leighton Gage

I was saddened to learn of the death of Leighton Gage last week. After I posted an enthusiastic review of his first novel, BLOOD OF THE WICKED, here a few years ago Leighton contacted me to say thank you and … Continue reading

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The half-way point

As of the end of June I had finished 84 books (and abandoned another eight) which is a pretty good start to the year. I consider anything I rate 3 stars or above to be reading time well spent and … Continue reading

Posted in Alan Glynn, Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström, books of the year, Catherine O'Flynn, Denise Mina, Domingo Villar, Katherine Howell (Aus), Kathryn Fox (Aus), Ken Bruen, Leighton Gage, list, Reginald Hill | 11 Comments

Review: Buried Strangers by Leighton Gage

The buried strangers of this book are the remains of dozens of people discovered in a secret cemetery in an urban forest outside São Paulo, Brazil. Chief Inspector Mario Silva of the Federal Police has to trick his self-absorbed boss into allowing … Continue reading

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Crime Fiction Alphabet: Q is for Quantico

For this instalment of the crime fiction alphabet we’re heading to a location in America that has become well-known to readers (and watchers) of crime fiction. Quantico is actually a small town (population 561) in Prince William County, Virginia but for crime … Continue reading

Posted in Crime Fiction Alphabet, Gene Riehl, Greg Bear, Leighton Gage, P D Martin (Aus), Patricia Cornwell, Thomas Harris | 6 Comments

Crime Fiction Alphabet: J is for Justice

My dictionary (the Macquarie Third Edition) (and yes I do still have a great, big physical dictionary that I can barely lift it’s so heavy) defines justice at some length but the first entry is the quality of being just; righteousness, … Continue reading

Posted in Agatha Christie, Crime Fiction Alphabet, Leighton Gage, Stieg Larsson, Teresa Solana | 15 Comments

Review: Blood of the Wicked by Leighton Gage

I kicked off my 2011 Global Reading Challenge by visiting South America to meet Chief Inspector Mario Silva of the Brazilian Federal Police. Bishop Dom Felipe Antunes arrives in the remote Brazilian town of Cascatas do Pontal to consecrate the … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 Global Reading Challenge, book review, Brazil, Leighton Gage | 18 Comments