Category Archives: Nigel McCrery

Review: Scream by Nigel McCrery

DCI Mark Lapslie of the Essex Police is in Pakistan for a conference when he receives an email that sends him scurrying home. Attached to the message is a sound file of a woman screaming and because it has been … Continue reading

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Review: Tooth and Claw by Nigel McCrery

DCI Alan Lapslie suffers from synaesthesia, a neurological condition that means he experiences everyday sounds as strong taste sensations. The clicking of his keyboard registers as hot pilchards in tomato sauce while his Sergeant’s voice registers as grapefruit and he … Continue reading

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Last in, first out

It hardly warrants complaining about but sometimes the sight of my TBR shelves sends me into a tailspin. Which one of the 150-odd books will I read next? I literally dither about in indecision some days (and no we won’t … Continue reading

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2008 a year in reading

Before I list my best books of the year a few statistics that sum up my reading year: I started 94 books this year and finished 82 of those. That’s a few more DNFs than I usually have but I did … Continue reading

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Review: Still Waters by Nigel McCrery

Title: Still Waters Author: Nigel McCrery Publisher: Quercus (2007) ISBN: 978-184724-075-0 In what is one of the most alarming openings to a book I’ve ever read, a children’s war-time tea party goes horribly wrong and readers spend the rest of … Continue reading

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