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Wednesday, 9 March 2011

February Reads

We polished off the last of the Christmas presents by end of Feb.  Two stalwart favourites were: Kate Atkinson and C.J. Sansom and their hardback offerings.  'Started Early, Took the Dog' was Kate Atkinson's  fourth outing for Jackson Brodie - a sardonic but very human ex-private investigator.  Unusally it took us a while to get into this book, but by half way we were totally hooked.  A good array of Atkinson characters - oddly attractive and by the end you are just rooting for the retired cop Tracy.

Similarly experience with C.J. Sansom's fifth adventure for the Tudor hunchback lawyer Matthew Shardlake: 'Heartstone'.  Found this very slow going at first but stuck with it and post 200 pages it started to zoom along.      The twist was virtually impossible to see coming - well we didn't see it coming, but then I don't get out much (why would I want to leave my lovely cosy bed).  If you like historical detective fiction then sample this series, Book 1 is 'Dissolution'.

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