Category Archives: Shona MacLean

Review: CRUCIBLE OF SECRETS by Shona MacLean

Readers first met Shona MacLean’s 17th Century academic Alexander Seaton when he was teaching at a school in the Scottish town of Banff in 1626 and then followed him on a quest to Ireland a couple of years later. In … Continue reading

Posted in book review, Scotland, Shona MacLean | 4 Comments

Halfway Down the Stairs

OK the title really doesn’t have any relevance as this is a post about being half way through the reading year and reflecting on my favourite books so far. But I never think of the word halfway without remembering my favourite … Continue reading

Posted in A A Milne, Ariana Franklin, Arnaldur Indriðason, Belinda Bauer, books of the year, Johan Theorin, list, Reginald Hill, S J Bolton, Shona MacLean, Simon Lelic, Sue Grafton | 3 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

Review: The Redemption of Alexander Seaton by Shona MacLean

This excellent review at Crime Scraps (the blog which has single-handedly rekindled my interest in historical fiction over the past year or so) prompted me to add this book to my TBR pile (or, if we’re being pedantic, to my … Continue reading

Posted in Audio Book Challenge 2010, book review, Scotland, Shona MacLean | 14 Comments

Books of the month – April 2010

In an effort to make my end of year selection of best reads a little easier I have decided to sum up each month’s bookishness here at the blog. Most people would have started in January but I’ve never been … Continue reading

Posted in Arnaldur Indriðason, books of the month, Deon Meyer, Leif Davidsen, Luis Miguel Rocha, Malla Nunn (Aus), Margot Kinberg, Matt Beynon Rees, Michele Giuttari, Shona MacLean, Simon Lelic | 3 Comments