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After The Silence by Jake Woodhouse

Woodhouse bases his debut crime novel mainly in Amsterdam and seems to manage to encompass all of the most grisly criminal acts you can imagine. The story progresses through murder, arson, kidnapping, child abuse and a few others along the … Continue reading

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“I Am Pilgrim” by Terry Hayes

 ‘I Am Pilgrim’ by Terry Hayes Wow! It’s not often I open a book review like that but this book deserves it and the hype it’s had up to its release. This is a truly magnificent debut effort, both in … Continue reading

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The Amber Fury by Natalie Haynes Review!!! #bookshelfelf

The Amber Fury by Natalie Haynes Review by #BookShelfElf This is such a promising first novel for this young writer. The overall subject is interesting and involving, the underlying theme of Greek tragedies intelligent and absorbing. I only feel it … Continue reading

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‘Zoo Station’ by David Downing

Set in 1930s, this historical espionage thriller provides a fascinating insight into the precarious world of an English journalist living and working in Nazi Germany. John Russell needs to balance the political requirements of the Third Reich against his own … Continue reading

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‘The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making’ by Catherynne M. Valente.

All is not well in Fairyland. Fairies are thin on the ground, flying creatures have their wings chained, Goodbye the witch has had her spoon stolen, and Marid are kept in tiny cages. Fear ingrains all those whom September meets … Continue reading

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The Beginning: The story of the Bookshelf Elf

I just wanted to share with you a situation that has been happening for some time now, in the cottage where I live. I had noticed several years ago that when I had purchased a book and come back from … Continue reading

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The Deal: The Bookshelf Elf (Part II)

The little creature hovered around my lower legs, its nose raised and sniffing intently. Small beard like hairs around its chin and mouth twitched, drawing the scent into its face. Its large eyes moved quickly back and forth. It appeared … Continue reading

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