Books

While photography isn't dominating my life, I rather enjoy reading - detective novels and police procedurals are my favourite genres, although I also like science fiction, and dabble with the odd horror novel!

I mostly enjoy reading books that are in the form of a series, usually with a strong central character or theme, and I've organised those series that I've read or are reading, on my Book Series page.

Below is my recent book reading history, along with some of the reviews I've written, all of which are also available to read at Goodreads...

Reviews

Rum Runner by J. A. Konrath

Currently reading...

Bloodthirsty by Marshall Karp

Review coming soon.

Remote Control by Andy McNab

Review coming soon.

As The Crow Flies by Damien Boyd

Review coming soon.

Counterstrike by Joshua Dalzelle

Review coming soon.

State of Emergency by Marc Cameron

State of Emergency by Marc Cameron is the third book of the Jericho Quinn series. In the USA, a college student dies in suspicious circumstances only minutes after entering a hospital's emergency room... (more)

Beacon 23 by Hugh Howey

Beacon 23 by Hugh Howey is a story about a lighthouse keeper and his lighthouse, but with a futuristic twist... (more)

Far from the Spaceports by Richard Abbott

Far from the Spaceports by Richard Abbott is the first in what promises to be a series of science fiction novels following Mitnash Thakur, a financial fraud investigator, and his artificially intelligent companion Slate... (more)

A Song for the Dying by Stuart MacBride

A Song for the Dying by Stuart MacBride is the second novel featuring Detective Inspector Ash Henderson. The book follows on from Birthdays for the Dead, and finds Henderson incarcerated after being framed for the murder of his brother... (more)

Soldiers of Fortune by Joshua Dalzelle

Soldiers of Fortune is the second book in the series authored by Joshua Dalzelle. The book begins fourteen months after events that took place in Omega Rising with the band of unlikely comrades still trying to keep one step ahead of their enemies... (more)

The Racketeer by John Grisham

The Racketeer is the first John Grisham novel I’ve read, and I was expecting great things from such a popular and well renowned author. Malcolm Bannister is a disgraced attorney, disbarred from practicing law, and incarcerated at a federal prison camp for a term of ten years... (more)

The Rabbit Factory by Marshall Karp

The Rabbit Factory by Marshall Karp is the first in the Lomax and Biggs series of novels. Rambunctious Rabbit is the Bugs Bunny of Familyland, a Walt Disney World like theme park created by Lamaar Studios... (more)

Call to Arms by Joshua Dalzelle

Call to Arms by Joshua Dalzelle is the second book of the Black Fleet Trilogy. In the first book, Warship, Captain Wolfe and his executive officer Celesta Wright, only just... (more)

NYPD Red by James Patterson and Marshall Karp

NYPD Red is the first in a series of detective novels set in New York and written by James Patterson and Marshall Karp... (more)

Kisscut by Karin Slaughter

Kisscut is the second book in the Grant County series written by Karin Slaughter... (more)

The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly

The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly is the third in the series of Detective Harry Bosch novels... (more)

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

The Silkworm is the follow up novel to the excellent Cuckoo’s Calling, by Robert Galbraith, aka J.K. Rowling... (more)

Omega Rising by Joshua Dalzelle

Omega Rising is the first of the Omega Force novels written by Joshua Dalzelle... (more)

The Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie

The Murder on the Links is Agatha Christie's second outing for the famous Belgian detective, Poirot... (more)

Three by J.A. Konrath and Ann Voss Peterson

Three by J.A. Konrath and Ann Voss Peterson is the third book in the Codename: Chandler series. As such, it carries on the action about a week after the events of the previous novel, Spree... (more)

Warship by Joshua Dalzelle

Warship by Joshua Dalzelle is the first book in a series called the Black Fleet Trilogy... (more)

Dead Man's Grip by Peter James

Dead Man's Grip by Peter James is the seventh in the series of Roy Grace novels set in and around the Brighton and Hove area on the South coast of England... (more)

The Gates of Hell by David Leadbeater

The Gates of Hell by David Leadbeater follows on directly after the events of the previous book in the series, The Blood King Conspiracy... (more)

The Blood King Conspiracy by David Leadbeater

The Blood King Conspiracy by David Leadbeater is the second in the series of Matt Drake thrillers. The story reunites the main characters from the previous book... (more)

Close to the Bone by Stuart MacBride

Close to the Bone by Stuart MacBride is the eighth in the series of novels about Scottish detective, Logan McRae. I have to admit to always looking forward to the next Logan McRae novel as I always know I'm in for a humorous... (more)

Grey Retribution by Alan McDermott

Gray Retribution by Alan McDermott is the fourth in the series of Tom Gray novels. The action came thick and fast, and was well described as usual... (more)