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Atomic Secrets

Enjoyable romp through a plausible alternative history Continue reading

Friday, December 15, 2023 in Reviews

Man Up

This is a comedy thriller very much affecting the style of Carl Hiaasen. Hiaasen’s latest, the hilarious Bad Monkey, uses almost exactly the same Floridan and Bahamian locations, and reading this book almost immediately afterwards did feel a bit like … Continue reading

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 in Reviews

El Dorado Blues

Like the predecessor novel, Wahoo Rhapsody, this is an enjoyable romp which charges on at an impressive pace. As a complete antidote to all the “Templar Treasure” novels of recent years, while this does feature a long-buried fabled treasure, which … Continue reading

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 in Reviews

I Do Solemnly Swear

Pedestrian Thriller Continue reading

Thursday, October 18, 2012 in Reviews

The Crusade of Darkness

This is an intense, dark, mediaeval mystery, set in turbulent 13th Century Italy. Giulio Leoni makes Dante Aligheri the central character who travels as Florence’s ambassador to Rome, but who rapidly becomes embroiled in investigating a series of murdered and … Continue reading

Monday, April 30, 2012 in Reviews

Wahoo Rhapsody

Very enjoyable Hiaasen-style romp Continue reading

Saturday, April 28, 2012 in Reviews

The Templar Salvation

A Rip-Roaring Romp, with Cutting Questions on Christianity Continue reading

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 in Reviews


Murky murder mysteries and complex catholic conspiracies Continue reading

Saturday, April 23, 2011 in Reviews


Ripping Yarn, but Dodgy Details Continue reading

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 in Reviews


Dodgy Dons Done to Death in Troubled Tudor Times Continue reading

Sunday, April 18, 2010 in Reviews

City of the Sun

Well written, but uninspiring Continue reading

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 in Reviews


A cracking thriller, and an intriguing insight into the world of high finance Continue reading

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 in Reviews