.......................manage a book a year and become very well known.
Others however, take 18 years to write 5 books and are less well known so you might not have come across Rennie Airth.
The first novel in his Inspector John Madden series, River of Darkness was published in 1999. In this 5th novel,The Death of Kings,although happily retired
from the police force, John Madden is persuaded to investigate the case
On a hot summer day in 1938, a beautiful actress is murdered on the
grand Kent estate of Sir Jack Jessup, close friend of the Prince of
Wales. The arrest of an ex-convict and his subsequent confession swiftly
bring the case to a close, but in 1949, the reappearance of a jade
necklace raises questions about the murder. Was the man convicted and
executed the decade before truly guilty?
Well written, best to start with the first to find out about the characters.
The January Man by
Christopher Somerville is a book of walks in Britain that started by
sending me on a google hunt to find out about the song which gave the
Author the idea.
Turns out it's well known by everyone except me..................there are dozens of versions on U tube.
walks are inspired by the song. Month by month, season by season and
region by region Somerville walks routes that remind him of his
childhood and his father.
in the winter floodlands of the River Severn in January and taking him
far north to the Island of Foula in the Shetland Isles, St Cuthberts Way
in Northumberland and east to The Norfolk coast in October. He
describes the history, wildlife, landscapes and people he meets or
A lovely descriptive book.
These two and others read recently have been added to my 2017 Books Read list.
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