Those who hunt the night

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Those who hunt the night by Barbara Hambly 2

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A James Asher book #1, also published as Immortal Blood James Asher, retired spy and scholar, comes home one day to find a vampire in his house. A vampire who has his entire household asleep, and under threat. For if Asher...

Clouds of Witness by Dorothy Sayers 4

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After solving the mystery of Whose Body Lord Peter Wimsey holidays in the wilds of Corsica, but, tiring of the rustic and wanting a bit of luxury he heads to Paris where he gets the shocking news that his brother, the Duke of Denver, has been arrested for murder. And the victim was Denis Cathcart, his sister’s fiancée. Wimsey heads for home straight away, and together with Inspector Parker he begins to investigate what actually happened.

The Magician's Nephew by C. S. Lewis. Illustration by Julek Heller 0

The Magician’s Nephew by

The Chronicles of Narnia : book one (or six, depending on whether you go by Narnian history or publication date) In the summer of 1900 Digory and Polly meet. Digory has come to London because his mother is very ill and...

The Night Watch by Sarah Waters 0

The Night Watch by

Starting in 1947 The Night Watch tells the story, in reverse chronology, of various people in and around London during the Blitz. Their stories progress by going backwards in time, so that when we leave them they have it all to...

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The Far Country by

In Australia Jane and Jack Dorman own a prosperous sheep farm, or station. For the past few years most of the money they earned has gone to pay off loans and debts, but now, for the first time the wool money...

The Ghost by Robert Harris

The Ghost by

Adam Lang, ex-Prime Minister, is writing his memoirs. Or to be more honest, he needs a ghostwriter. Someone to do some research, to rewrite Lang’s memories into a story. Enter our unnamed-narrator1. More used to celebrity biographies our narrator is keen...

The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith

The Hundred and One Dalmatians by

Life for Mr and Mrs Dearly and their dogs, Pongo and Misses, is going well. They live near Regent’s Park in London and are very comfortably well off, Mr Dearly having helped the government out with its sums, he doesn’t really...

An Uncertain Place - Fred Vargas

An uncertain place by

Translated by Sian Reynolds. An Inspector Adamsberg novel #6 Adamsberg is in England at a European policing convention, discussing immigration and the control thereof. Well, that’s what everyone else is discussing, Adamsberg is using the fact that he can’t understand English...

The crane wife - Patrick Ness

The crane wife by

Part of my Once Upon a Time reading. George is an American ex-pat living in England. He has been there for so long that, and is so unlike the stereotypical “loud American” that most people require convincing of that fact. He...

Anno Dracula by Kim Newman

Anno Dracula by

The last of my RIP reads, and my All Hallows Swap book. What if Van Helsing had lost? What if Dracula had won that battle, married Queen Victoria, and taken power? What would Victorian England make of vampires coming out of...

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Dracula by

I read this for the Coursera online course, I’ll post the short essay I wrote for the course in a few days. Dracula is one of those books that everyone has heard of. Everyone is familiar with the character of the...

The Killables - Gemma Malley

The Killables by

Evil must be identified – Book one in the Killables trilogy In the future the only place of safety is The City. Ruled over by The Great Leader, with the system, overseen by The Brother, keeping track of everyone. Keeping them...