Friday, 9 February 2018

Oliver Tidy

Second in the Booker and Cash series. I'm enjoying these characters!


He Made Me

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My review -

Rebecca Swaine engages the services of Jo Cash to find out why her husband is being blackmailed, and of David Booker to act for her in selling some rare books to finance the investigations. Two suicides later and the pair are in the midst of a really unusual case.

I enjoyed this because it isn’t the usual ‘whodunnit’ murder, but is a genuine mystery with an art connection. I feel you would need to read the first book, Bad Sons, to get the most out of the situation here. Oliver Tidy’s writing is always a delight and I love the humour in these stories too. A really good read.

Sam Kates

This is just a short story but it packs a punch, and shows what the author's capable of. It's free, too.


Dying by Numbers

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My review -


From the title, this sounded like a murder mystery, but the cover conveys the truth. It’s short, maybe eighteen pages, but it packs so much in. A survivor of one of the death camps, with the help of his daughter, has found the daughter of one of his companions in the camp. One who didn’t survive.

For such a short story, this is complex and poignant. It packs so much into the present and the memories of the time in the camps. Things are never simple. Really well worth the short time it will take you to read. It’s free and gives you a real flavour of the author’s writing.