Sky’s Chernobyl was the best thing on TV last year, far ahead of most of the pack (Giri/Haji being a late contender – there was little else to match the […]
We read this for book group. The title promises something a rather dark, and it doesn’t disappoint.
I first started reading Sue Grafton’s ‘alphabet’ series (‘A is for Alibi’, ‘B is for Burglar’ etc) in my teens when I’d just started getting into American private eye books, […]
I read this one for my book group, although I’d have read it anyway – happily a friend had just leant it to me when we chose it! I enjoyed […]
Sometimes there’s a piece of work that has had a huge influence on many things you’ve read or watched, and yet you’ve never, somehow, managed to go back to the […]
Widows is one of those stories that has transcended its original form in multiple ways, but the first time I came across it was in the cinema just over a […]
We read this in my book group. The marriage of the title is of a young black couple, Roy and Celestial. Roy is wrongly convicted of rape, and the story describes […]
With Bodies, his first novel, Mercurio returned to the subject of his superb TV drama Cardiac Arrest.
When I came across the work of Jed Mercurio he was known as John MacUre, writer of the medical drama Cardiac Arrest, which debuted in 1994 but which sadly I […]
This wasn’t a book club book, but I’d not read it before.
I discovered last year there was a book group in the school I worked in, so I joined it and have enjoyed reading and discussing the books we’ve read. I […]
Robert B. Parker died in January 2010, a little over two and a half years ago. He was a prolific author, writing a book a year for his longest running […]