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A Mask of Shadows by Oscar De Muriel (Frey & McGray: Book 3)

Mar 25, 2020

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The Storyline This one begins with a production of The Scottish Play at London’s Lyceum Theatre in late 1889. The stars of the play are the renowned Henry Irving and Ellen Terry, ably assisted by one Bram Stoker. Something horrific is about to enter their lives that will follow them from London to Edinburgh, Its […]

A Fever of the Blood by Oscar De Muriel (Frey & McGray: Book 2)

Mar 25, 2020

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The Storyline It begins with a hanging of a suspected witch in Lancaster in 1624 on All Hallows’ Eve, during the infamous Witch Trials and then to 1882 and 1883 where we visit two of the regular characters pasts. In 1889, Inspectors Frey and McGray are called to the asylum where the latter’s Sister resides, […]

Prayer for the Dead (DI McLean book 5) by James Oswald book review

Mar 23, 2020

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Storyline The fifth in the DI Tony McLean series by James Oswald, this story starts when a man is kidnapped and seemingly offered up for a sacrifice in Gilmerton Cove, a series of passageways and chambers long associated with the Covenanters as a refuge, and also a smugglers’ lair. It’s also linked to the supernatural […]

Kong: Skull Island

May 19, 2019

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My Kong: Skull Island #film review

Assassin’s Creed

May 19, 2019

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My Assassin's Creed #film Review

A Cruel Fate by Lindsey Davis book review

Jan 13, 2016

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The Storyline We start the story with a bookseller getting caught in the middle at the beginning of the English Civil War of 1642-1651, four months after the war started between the Roundheads and Cavaliers. Martin Watts is taken captive for trying to protect books from being burned and ends up in Oxford Castle gaol […]

The Original Starman

Jan 11, 2016

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I awoke this morning in a daze and hazily looked at a text from an eccentric friend I have and was shocked to what he had sent me. It said that David Bowie had ‘gone’ and my mind spun at that. What did he mean? Was I in deep sleep and dreaming? Was I still […]

Wrong Time, Wrong Place by Simon Kernick book review

Dec 27, 2015

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The storyline Four friends meet up after a long time apart and go on holiday together in a remote area of the Scottish Highlands. The holiday is soon cut short upon the discovery of a young foreign girl running naked near their holiday cabin. They take her back to try and help her but she […]

Doctor Who Christmas Special: The Husbands of River Song

Dec 27, 2015

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The Storyline It is the year 5343 on the human colony of Mendorax Dellora and a man named Nardole arrives at the stationary Tardis to ask the Doctor for medical assistance for a woman on a flying saucer who turns our to be none other than the magnificent River Song, little realising who he is; […]

Doctor Who: Hell Bent review

Dec 27, 2015

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The Storyline We begin the final part of this trilogy by finding the Doctor in Nevada in the small diner where his previous incarnation once visited to find Clara is back and behind the counter serving with him the only customer and he does not recognise her at all? They make small talk as he […]