Category Archives: Books

Berkley Obsidian June Releases.

The list of Berkley, Obsidian June releases are out, I really like the look of ‘The Azalea Assault’ it’s such a nice cover as well isn’t it? Anyway, here’s the full list with covers: Dead Man Waltzing Ella BarrickWhen Corinne … Continue reading

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Milk the Cow!

I just love Evelyn Birkby, I found out about her when I read ‘Welcome to the World Baby Girl’ by Fannie Flagg, as the character ‘Neighbour Dorothy’ is based on her. I have both of Evelyn’s books: Now you can … Continue reading

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Die Job. Lila Dare.

It’s just taken me ages to tell you that I enjoyed this hasn’t it?! What I like best about Lila Dare is that she doesn’t fit the ‘cosy formula’ mould and because of this, I’m never quite sure what’s going … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Roll Murder

I have to tell you right now that I just loved this book. Fluke is at her best, unfortunately once again, her editor isn’t. I’m a bit cross about it, I understand that publishers are trying to make money in … Continue reading

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Thrilled to the End

It’s the last few vintage thriller covers: Surely this must be the most literal cover art ever? Could it be that in their spare time the titular spies form the string section of an orchestra? And look, there’s a good … Continue reading

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Yes I’m still thrilled…

We are getting near the end! Why do I think she’s posh? Is it just that ‘top drawer’ is in the title? Or is it the prim little clutch bag, large bracelet and perfectly coiffed hair? Whatever it is, today … Continue reading

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Hee Haw How Wrong was I?

There just aren’t enough hours in the day. It was my Birthday on Saturday (yes, St Patrick’s Day) and I discovered that the Brooke do indeedy do the donkey gifts all year round. This is how I know: My lovely … Continue reading

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Cover Me Thrilled part 3.

We’ll start today with some John Creasey:- The little line drawing of ‘The Toff’ is reminiscent of Batman’s foe ‘The Penguin’. I love this, I love the spatter type covers also the stereotypical woman in the foreground. What self-respecting woman … Continue reading

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Cover Me Thrilled Part 2

Today we’ve got Erle Stanley Gardner and a couple of Perry Mason mysteries supplied by the thriller book club. I notice we’ve returned to the signed artwork and I’m not surprised. It’s good to see that women aren’t just portrayed … Continue reading

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Cover Me Thrilled, Part 1

Doesn’t it take flipping ages to scan things? Here they are at last, the thriller book club covers from the 1960’s. There were more of them than I had realised so I’m going to spread them out over a few … Continue reading

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