Review: RUSSIA: MYTHS AND REALITIES by Rodric Braithwaite

Published by Profile Books ISBN: 9781800811881. I am surely not the only person who has become fascinated by Russian and Ukrainian history in the last twelve months. Over the years I have read quite a lot about the history of the USSR and Russian imperialism during the 20th century, and I’ve followed Putin’s rise through … Continue reading

Review: THIEVE’S JUSTICE by Douglas Skelton

ISBN e-book: 978180436,088, £3.99 ISBN Hardback: 978180436089 £14.99 NOTE: Apologies for typos. I am dictating this because I have just had an operation on a nerve in my arm and I’m not supposed to be typing!  It is always good to discover a new writer. I was sent this title by the editor to ask … Continue reading

Review: PARIS REQUIEM by Chris Lloyd

Published by Orion from 23rd February ISBN: 978 1409 1903 0 1 hardback price £16.99 Note: this is the cover of the proof copy. The actual novel will have the title on the front! Many thanks to Orion books for sending this through for review by Shots e-zine Chris Lloyd is a new author to … Continue reading

Review: TRIAL AND ERROR by Anthony Berkeley

Published by Arcturus Crime Classics ISBN: 978 1 84858 455 6 Arcturus Crime Classics have the worthy ambition to republish some of the brilliant writers from the 1920s and 1930s, the “golden age” of crime writing. The trouble is, of course, many people will not have heard of Anthony Berkeley and other people from his … Continue reading