Category Archives: Rob Kitchin

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

Extreme Reading

I have officially completed the extreme level of the 2010 Global Reading Challenge. This required me to read 3 books set in different countries of Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, North America, South America plus two books set in Antarctica and … Continue reading

Posted in Charlotte Jay, Claudia Pineiro, Glen Peters, Global Reading Challenge 2010, Kwei Quartey, Lindy Kelly, list, Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza, Margie Orford, Mario Vargas Llosa, Matt Dickinson, Mehmet Murat Somer, Michael Stanley, Michele Giuttari, Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Rob Kitchin, Robin Bowles (Aus), Sarah Andrews, Shuichi Yoshida, Teresa Solana, William Deverell | 10 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

Review: The White Gallows by Rob Kitchin

My copy of the second novel featuring Ireland’s Detective Superintendent Colm McEvoy was a gift from the author. It’s official publication date is 12 June 2010 which, depending on where you live, is today or tomorrow. One Sunday morning DS … Continue reading

Posted in book review, Ireland, Rob Kitchin | 7 Comments

Books of the Month – May 2010

That was then I finished 15 books in May and, thankfully, had no DNFs (though I might have done had I not been too warm and lazy to get out bed and find a book other than this one). Only … Continue reading

Posted in books of the month, Dominique Manotti, Elly Griffiths, Imogen Robertson, Johan Theorin, Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Petros Markaris, Reginald Hill, Rob Kitchin, Shona MacLean, Simon Lelic, Yrsa Sigurdardottir | 7 Comments

A first for me

After a tiresome day battling bureaucrats and boredom I arrived home tonight to discover my signed copy of Rob Kitchin’s second work of fiction, The White Gallows, awaiting me. Having a much anticipated new book to read is pleasure enough but to … Continue reading

Posted in rant or rave, Rob Kitchin | 2 Comments

Review: The Rule Book by Rob Kitchin

Rob Kitchin’s The Rule Book arrived on my doorstep* at precisely the moment I closed the back cover on P D Martin’s The Killing Hands.  I decided this was a serendipitous event and rather than waste any time pondering which … Continue reading

Posted in book review, Global Reading Challenge 2010, Ireland, Rob Kitchin | 3 Comments